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Behind the Brand: Onika Knitwear

Small Scale Production. Heritage. Eco-Friendly.

"The enduring beauty of my grandmother's handcrafted garments, which have gracefully withstood the test of time and changing fashion trends, became the profound inspiration behind the creation of Onika-Knitwear."

I cherish the quality and timeless patterns that were passed down through generations, some of which I still keep in my closet today. Witnessing the durability and value of artisanal clothing has always fascinated me.

Having learned knitting techniques from a young age, I feel honored to carry on the tradition of handmade craftsmanship and preserve these precious patterns for the future."

Onika-Knitwear embodies craftsmanship, sustainability, and elegant simplicity in its designs.

Based in Salzburg, Austria, Onika-Knitwear is a slow fashion brand that emerged in early 2022, upholding a cherished family tradition and perpetuating the craft through generations. 

At the heart of Onika-Knitwear lies a profound set of values that go beyond traditions. The brand values revolve around traditions, responsibility towards our planet and its inhabitants, and a profound love for nature and conscious consumption. Onika take great care in selecting sustainable and high-quality fabrics for our garments, ensuring that they are sourced ethically. The yarn used is 100% mulesing-free and sheep-friendly, certified as fair trade, and produced through a low environmental impact cycle.

Onika-Knitwear embraces the art of slow fashion, weaving a tapestry of timeless designs, sustainable practices, and a deep respect for the heritage of handcrafted garments. With each creation, Onika strive to make a positive impact on both customers and the environment, reflecting the values that define the brand's philosophy.

Core values:

TRADITIONAL CRAFT: Each piece is handmade, preserving the craft by hand and patterns through generations.

ORGANIC: Knitwear is made from natural, premium yarns, produced in Italy with a low environmental impact cycle.

LIMITED EDITION: Produce in small quantities, focus on quality over quantity. Celebrate slow fashion and handmade craft.

FEMALE FOUNDED: The brand is proudly founded and led by women, all the garments are made by the skilled hands of women.

TIMELESS DESIGN: Onika designs are crafted to be versatile and enduring, transcending seasonal trends for a wardrobe staple that lasts.