Nicole Leybourne. A kiwi, a sheep enthusiast, a toast lover, a curious soul, a knitter; the Knitter.
Happy, handmade knitwear, lovingly designed in New Zealand.
The demand for Nicole's happy knits quickly outgrew her small team of hand knitters in New Zealand.
Each knit is brought to life in the beautiful lands of rural Peru, where her team has organically evolved and continues to grow. Using soft mohair blends from South Africa and one hundred percent woollen yarns from the Peruvian highlands; sourced from happy sheep and giddy goats, Nicole's belief in supporting small communities, ethical labour and a slower pace of life, is of utmost importance. Knitted together in homes, and not in overcrowded factories, by humble hands, using century old methods, Nicole's knits are stitched together in a world where fairy dust and magic are real.
Yarns, gathered from local, family run farms, where mulesing is not practiced, are both natural and biodegradable. The fibres are combed, spun, and coloured, using low impact dyes, certified by Oeko Tex and REACH.
the Knitter. is self taught, curious at heart, and believes in being brave and vulnerable, kind and daring, with dreams that are ambitious, but filled with life and colour.