Fashionistas are being urged to shun mass produced pieces this winter by designing their very own knitwear, which is then handmade with love in the UK. Enthusiasts of ethically produced fashion can turn to Grannies Inc to keep warm in style, and take up the role of fashion designer to create custom knitwear.
The talented knitting grannies can produce a range of bespoke knitwear including hats, scarves and wrist warmers. Customers can suggest a specific pattern or even provide a sketch or photograph, and the design will be replicated by an experienced knitwear specialist.
Martin Utevski, Managing Director of Grannies Inc said, “Our concept is unique, and allows people to customise designs they have already seen on the high street or on celebrities. We allow people to have total control over the design stage, so they don’t have to settle for winter essentials which they don’t love 100%. Simply send our grannies a photo of your dream knitwear and they can work their magic with the wool.”
Unlike buying mass produced knitwear from high street brands, Grannies Inc ensures quality control with every single item handmade in the UK from premium Merino wool. Conscious consumers can rest assured knowing that the company does not allow animal cruelty in the sourcing of its wool, and it’s ethically spun in a yarn mill in Devon.
In addition to being ethically responsible, shopping at Grannies Inc keeps business on UK shores. Swap fashion brands which use cheap labour in factories abroad for talented UK knitters who create one-of-a-kind pieces. With an ageing population, older people are looking to stay in work for longer, and Grannies Inc provides mature skilled workers with a satisfying, flexible job to increase their income.
Martin adds, “How many of your items from high street brands are manufactured in China or overseas? Keep Britain working by supporting our knitting grannies. They have a special skill which should be utilised more by the fashion industry, so choose ‘handmade in Britain’ over cheap overseas labour.”
Get your creative juices flowing by designing your very own knitwear collection.