Our founder Kimelyn grew up in South Africa and carries in her heart both the absolute beauty and vibrancy of the country and also the extreme poverty and desperate need of so many of her people. She was drawn to do something to make a positive impact.
Each garment in this collection has been meticulously hand-knitted by one of our talented artisans. Our knitters are women from disadvantaged backgrounds who use the income for basics that we take for granted; putting food on the table for their families, sending their children to school or even being able to afford essential medical care.
Our pool of knitters is currently small, as this is a project in its infancy. Our desire, however, is to grow this into an established community, enabling each artisan to earn a full income which can make a significant material difference to their lives and those who are dependent on them. As a result, we hope to imbue these women with a sense of freedom and independence .
Read 'OUR KNITTING ARTISTS' to find out more about these amazing women.
We source our yarns from an amazing supplier in the Western Cape of South Africa, who have a passion for ethically procured yarns and who support an environmentally sustainable dying process.
Their small family run dye-house is designed to run with the lowest possible environmental impact and the greatest possible socio-economic benefit to their very small local community.
Solar - powered heating
Non-toxic Oeko-Teko approved dyes
Yarns are dried naturally
Water used in the dyeing process is recycled