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A New Direction For Knitwear

A New Direction For Knitwear

The Summary: 

Throughout the past year, knit dressing has become one of the most adopted trends and it appears the look is here to stay. And perhaps responding to the fact that the world has happily grown accustomed to covering ourselves in stretchy, slinky, body-hugging knits (thank you lock down), we’re seeing our collection of sustainably-minded designers providing us with some gorgeous knitwear collections—from Aáizel to Wynn Hamlyn (and a few in between). 

We have seen the rise of the cardigan (we love this trend), the fun print, the oversized boyfriend style to the co-ord pant or skirt set. 

We believe knitwear is a foundation piece to your wardrobe collection - every wardrobe needs a classic black, ivory and grey knit. And, once you have them covered, you can have fun and inject colour and print into your winter wardrobe, our pick: Loop Moss Stitch Cardi by Wynn Hamlyn. 

The Sustainability:

Polyester is the most widely used fibre in clothing, especially for knitwear. Accounting for nearly half the world's fibre production, or 63,000 million tonnes each year, according to Textile Exchange. And it doesn’t stop there.  Every time you wash your polyester clothing, it sheds microscopic fibres that travel into waterways, adding to plastic pollution in our oceans.

So, when you are buying knitwear always check the composition and make sure it’s made from either recycled or natural fibres. Better for the environment and the pieces will last the test of time. Invest a little a more so you can wear it for longer and not just the one season. 

Care Tips for your Knits:  
  1. Always cold hand wash your knitwear with wool detergent.
  2. Dry flat to prevent your knitwear from losing its shape. 
  3. Always fold your knits, never hang them. We'd hate them to loose their shape and have hanger pulls in the shoulders. 
  4. Even the high quality knits pill, but it's easily removed by using a fabric shaver (buy here). This will keep them looking fresh season after season. 

The Styling:

And when it comes to styling your knitted sweaters, cardigans and tops, our favourite go-to look is to pair them back with jeans and a sneaker for the weekend or a tailored trouser with a heel for work or play. 

The right knit can also be a great way to style your summer slip dresses and skirts in winter. Throw a chunky knit over a slip dress or a turtleneck under a dress, then add a boot for a new look with just the one purchase. 

And let’s not forget the knit pant or skirt. A comfortable option that can be styled as a set with the matching top (Such as the Aaziel Ribbed Knit Pant set or Anna Quan Hettie Skirt set), casually with a trench and tee or dressy with a cami and heel. 

Plus, considering these knit sets are separates, you have the flexibility to mix and match them with the rest of your wardrobe. Win, win. 

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