Lou Dungate has lived a life in knitting. Her grandma and great aunt knitted for soldiers in World War Two, she learned to knit at an early age but didn't pick up the needles again until she was working in London a decade later. At an after work club she started knitting again, and couldn't stop. In 2011, she opened a wool shop called The Knit Club, selling wool and teaching people in the community to knit.
After professionally knitting for a decade, Lou is collaborating with the first knitting factory to operate in London for 80 years. Drawing upon the art of nature and the nature of art, the eponymous luxury label is deliberately infused with heritage and nostalgia. Facing the elements in your dad's knitted jumper or feeling the loyal embrace of a favourite oversized scarf is at the heart of every design.
The label is committed to British craftsmanship, ethical manufacturing and sustainability. Using only natural and fine fibres, primarily cashmere, each piece has been perfectly considered so that it endures a life well lived.
“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey