This cardigan is an ode to Preila, a tiny village located on the Curonian Spit between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The deep blues, warm browns, and pale whites are colors inspired by the beautiful pastel shades of coastal Lithuanian towns.
The knit has a loose, boxy silhouette with dropped shoulders and prolonged sleeves. The hem is slightly cropped.
100% merino wool (mulesing-free).
Mia is 7 years old and is wearing a size 7-8Y.
Available in kid size and mom size.
About the factory
For this knit, The Knotty Ones partnered up with a family-run knitwear factory in Šiauliai, a town of 100,000 people in Northern Lithuania. The owner of the factory is Mrs. Zina who founded the company over 30 years ago. Growing up she always dreamt of becoming an orchestra conductor, but running a factory as beautifully as she does might not be that far off.
Today Mrs. Zina employs over 20 women from the local community who all refer to her as a mother figure. All her employees earn above a living wage and are entitled to 4 weeks of annual paid leave, 24 months of paid maternity leave, and paid sick leave. They work 8-hour days from Monday to Friday. Each knit comes signed by a woman who made it.
10€ Towards Your Knitter's Dream. What's that?
The Knotty Ones was started with the dream to provide stable jobs, fair wages and financial independence to women, mostly stay-at-home moms in rural areas of Lithuania, who otherwise would not have these opportunities in life.
The brand makes sure that their knitters earn enough to provide themselves and their families with the basics of a decent life — be it a warm meal on their dinner table, school supplies for their kids, medical care, clothing, paying electricity bills or housing. While they wish they could increase knitters' salaries beyond just a fair wage, the reality of operating a small independent label with design, marketing and premium material costs does not necessarily allow to do so.
The Knotty Ones wanted to create a platform that gave knitters a realistic shot at achieving their bigger, wilder dreams.
Now with each purchase, you can choose to donate €10 directly towards a dream of a woman who made your knit. If you wish to do so, you can choose to add a €10 donation to your purchase. It will go directly towards making these dreams come true. If you rather not, that's totally cool too. We are super grateful for helping create stable jobs and incomes for women.