Traditional Baltic knits with a wild-spirited energy

Timeless, sustainable and quintessentially New Baltic.

Founded by best friends

Dorm rooms, travels, sweaters: Akvilė, Danutė and Sandra have shared them all. Three Lithuanian natives with a penchant for sustainable fashion, they met back in 2011 at grad school and have been inseparable ever since.

Growing up in Lithuania comes with a few certainties: being dressed head to toe in knits made by our grandmas and aunties and spending summers outdoors in forests, lakes and meadows. We're seriously proud of our Baltic heritage and the traditions passed down by our ancestors. That freedom-filled, wild-spirited energy? That’s what you’ll find here, in clothes form. Pieces that represent our heritage with inspiration drawn from our Pagan roots.

Close-knit sisterhood

We call ourselves a close-knit sisterhood and that's not just a play on words. Currently, we employ just over 40 female artisans who live in rural Lithuania. As you might expect, jobs here are scarce - let alone those that pay a living wage. By working with female knitters in these parts of Lithuania, we’re providing financial independence for more women and a voice in their families and communities.

As well as working with independently employed female artisans, we also work with a few partner factories, run by highly talented women with a passion for all things yarn-based. Everyone works 'normal' Monday to Friday hours: the factories close on Friday and don't reopen until Monday. Weekends off, living wages and safe working conditions are non-negotiables, here.

Elevated knitwear celebrating the women and heritage behind our knits.

Toned down shades, dialed-up designs

We design timeless pieces inspired by our Baltic heritage that'll last you season after season, year after year.

Most of our inspiration comes from our surroundings: the crashing waves of the Baltic Sea, the dark, inky skies of our winter nights, the long blades of grass and colorful blooming flowers in meadows throughout the country. If we spent days and weeks exploring it as kids in Lithuania, it’s probably something we’ve infused into a knit design.

But we also like to mix the old and the new, by incorporating our favorite elements of free spirited pagan mythology, something that’s been celebrated in our region for centuries. All of our knits are founded on the tradition of functional design, while being stylish enough that there’s a good chance you might accidentally match with your closest friends.

Deadstock? We don’t know her. Au NATUREL is our look of choice.

All of our yarns are biodegradable and we’re totally plastic free: even down to our buttons and compostable packaging. We work with ethical suppliers from around the world who source only natural, the highest quality, cruelty-free yarns, like local family-run wool farms.

And we’re big on things like cotton or wool quality. We use only OEKO-TEX® non-toxic certified dyes and also work with a number of local artists who specialise in hand-dyeing with natural herbs.

Our knits are always produced in small batches which, sure, means less profit for us but ensures we never have leftovers. We only make what we know we’ll sell.

In case you were wondering, we’ve offset 100% of our carbon footprint and now we’re totally climate neutral.

We like to say thanks a little differently

You know how when you have a great meal, you leave a tip? That’s kinda what we do with our Knitter’s Dream Fund. You can read more about our initiative here. We pay all of our knitters a living wage but our close relationship means we also like to say thanks by helping them achieve their personal goals. As far as we’re aware, no one else really does this in the industry - you can’t directly thank the women behind your clothes when shopping on the high-street, for example. So, if you’d like to personally thank your knitter, you can add an extra donation when checking out, which goes directly towards your knitter’s goal - like driving lessons, learning a language or booking a vacation.