Laumės: Beige Merino Wool Sweater
We 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 our take on what a modern day Laumė would wear.
100% Merino Wool
For this knit we partnered up with a family-run knitwear factory in Šiauliai, a small town 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 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.
Model Vika is wearing a size Regular
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