The Knotty Ones Knitted Sweater Laumes Baltic Blue
is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
The brand named this knit "Laumės" after the very oldest goddesses of Lithuanian mythology. These beautiful fairies descended from sky to earth and lived in dewy fields or dense forests, near rivers, swamps and lakes. They'd gather at night under new moon — dancing in circles — to call the rain and create thunder storms, and were considered guardians of nature. They often appeared naked or wearing fine airy clothing. The knit is the brands take on what a modern day Laumė would wear.
For this knit the brand partnered up with a family-run knitwear factory in Šiauliai, a small town in Northern Lithuania. There is not deadstock; the vests are produced in small batches. 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 a living wage and are entitled to 4 weeks of annual paid leave, 24 months of paid maternity leave and paid sick leave. Each knit comes signed by a woman who made it.
100% Merino Wool
Cashmere-like Merino wool that's certified as cruelty free, with no microplastics and no harmful or irritant chemicals used. The Merino wool is sourced from Italy, where it's spun and dyed in-house by the brands Italian suppliers.