Designed by Giedre Dukauskaite & Vaida Stankute.
Since debuting at New York Fashion week in 2006, Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite has become the industry’s darling appearing on the covers of magazines including Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar and Glamour. She quickly became the icon of off-runway style.
For this collaboration Giedre teamed up with her best friend Vaida Stankute, a fellow-model-turned-clinical-psychologist, to design their perfect off-runway knit set that empowered other women.
With every purchase of Slabada knit, your orders will fund either an hour-long psychologist consultation for a woman looking to leave an abusive relationship or a domestic violence survivor's stay at a safehouse. All donations will be made to Vilnius Women's House Crisis Center, a non-profit providing specialized complex help for women experiencing violence in Lithuania.
Named Slabada after Giedre’s hometown in rural Lithuania, the knit set was inspired by Lithuania’s nature and landscape.
Each item is knitted by hand by our kick-ass knitters in Lithuania. This means that every item you purchase is one-of-a-kind and slight variations are inherent. This sweater alone can take anywhere between 6 to 8 full working days for a knitter to craft.
65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Our model Aistė (first photo) is 1.77m / 5'9.6" and is wearing size S/M. Not sure about your size? Do get in touch.
Width: 50cm / 19.7in (S/M), 54cm / 21.3in (M/L)
Length: 60cm / 23.6in (S/M), 64cm / 25.2in (M/L)
Waist: 26cm / 10.2in (XS/S), 27cm / 10.6in (S/M), 29cm / 11.4in (M/L)
Hips: 34cm / 13.4in (XS/S), 36cm / 14.1in (S/M), 39cm / 15.4in (M/L)
Length: 102cm / 40.2in (XS/S), 111cm / 43.7in (S/M), 115cm / 45.3in (M/L)
Don't see your size or color? Let's chat.
Now with each purchase, you can choose to donate €10 directly towards a dream of a woman who made your knit.
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.
We make sure that our 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 we wish we could increase our 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 us to do so.
We wanted to create a platform that gave our knitters a realistic shot at achieving their bigger, wilder dreams.
See what our knitters dream of here.
While most orders are shipped the next business day, some colors and sizes are made to order, hence can take up to 9 business days for your new pieces to be shipped. Once your order is shipped, we estimate you will receive your order within 1-6 business days of its ship date, depending on your location and a shipping method you picked. Shipping times may vary, but rest assured we work our hardest to get you your order as quickly as possible.
We offer free standard shipping worldwide on all orders above 100 EUR.
Returns & Exchanges
We want to make sure you love our pieces. If you'd like a different size, or choose another direction altogether, we are here to help, just get in touch with us.
If you want to return something, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your order number and the reason for your return. We'll happily accept unworn, unwashed and unaltered merchandise in sellable condition with original tags attached for a full refund shipped out within 14 days of you receiving the item.
Please note that all custom-sizing items are on final sale, meaning they cannot be returned, refunded, exchanged or altered.