We’ve always used natural yarns to knit our sweaters, but this year we’ve harnessed the power of plants to add natural colour to our lambswool Basket Weave Sweaters.
The leaves and woody stems of the rosemary plant are boiled to produce a light, fresh, citrusy green shade.
Each sweater is individually dyed by hand using traditional techniques, a much more sustainable alternative to using modern, synthetic dyes and processes. For this reason, there may be slight variations in colour, however we think this makes each one even more special.
The Basket Weave Sweater is a slightly cropped style with a slash neck. Available in three sizes, based on UK womenswear sizing:
Small – fits UK size 8-10 / Medium – fits UK size 10-12 / Large – fits UK size 12-14. See Sizing tab for measurements.
A little shrinkage can occur during the dyeing process, we suggest sizing up, particularly if you prefer a roomier fit.
100% lambswool, knitted in Portugal and dyed by hand in London.
Please note: Our natural dyed sweaters need a little extra love and attention when washing. Please read our tips in the Care tab!
Botanical colours are made with cultivated and wild dye plants, picked by hand and then used to hand dye jumpers individually, so each jumper is unique. Their colours will last well with a little tender loving care, just as you would with any beautiful, delicate knitwear.
Here are a few tips to keep your plant dyed sweater in tip-top shape:
When not being worn, store your jumper in a drawer or wardrobe out of sunlight to avoid any fading.
Cold hand wash separately using a wool / delicates laundry detergent and gentle conditioner. Dry flat and out of direct sunlight.
For the initial few wears there may be some colour rub off, so be careful to not to wear with anything pale or precious. Or better still, give it a gentle hand wash before wearing for the first time to be sure. Some dye may remain from the process and this will run off. Don’t be alarmed, as after the first few washes it will then be stable. Use rubber gloves for the first couple of washes to avoid staining your nails.
Never dry clean as this will ruin the colours.
With a little care, the colours will last for decades. They may grow a little paler in time, but will remain the same beautiful natural shades.
The Basket Weave Sweater is available in three sizes:
Small: Fits UK size 8-10 / US size 4-6. Chest measures 55 cm, length measures 49 cm.
Medium: Fits UK size 10-12 / US size 6-8. Chest measures 58 cm, length measures 50 cm.
Large: Fits UK size 12-14 / US size 8-10. Chest measures 60 cm, length measures 52 cm.
We aim to dispatch orders within 1-3 business days, however, items that are made to order can take up to one week to ship. Please note: items produced in collaboration with SCP have a longer lead time, and this will be indicated in the product description.
All deliveries will require a signature. Orders being sent to a UK address are usually delivered within 1-3 working days, but international orders can take up to two weeks to be delivered – please allow up to 3-4 weeks in transit to be safe.
We offer free shipping with the UK for orders of £75 and over. Shipping is charged at cost depending on the destination – you can find more information on our shipping rates here.
We hope you’re happy with your order, however, if for any reason you are not please get in touch immediately.
We now offer free returns for orders shipped within the UK. Just follow the instructions on the returns form you received with your order or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help, or to an exchange an item.
For returns and exchanges outside the UK, email email@example.com with the following information:
– your name and email
– your order number – you can find this on your order confirmation email
– the item you would like to return or exchange
– the reason for return or exchange
You can find more information on returns and exchanges here.