The Knitwit Label
The Knitwit Stable Label
With our own brand, The Knitwit Label, we create sweaters, cardigans, shawls, and hats from wool using our own animals as a basis. With our label, we practice what we preach: not only do we provide insight into how to create a transparent, sustainable product with wool, but we also demonstrate it.
Clothing from Our Own Sheep
In addition to our own wool, we also gather sheep, alpaca, and mohair wool from fellow breeders and Dutch sheep farmers whom we visit personally. With this sustainably sourced wool, we create stylish, local, sustainable, and transparent end products with fair pricing. This way, we restore the value of wool to what it deserves: a naturally luxurious product produced with respect for humans, animals, and the environment. We have eighteen Merino sheep and fifteen Angora goats freely roaming on an eleven-hectare piece of land. The fleeces of our animals serve as the foundation for our yarns. This enables us to learn firsthand about wool quality, responsible breeding practices, proper landscape management, animal behavior, and animal welfare. It allows us to apply our knowledge directly and be transparent in our process from sourcing to the final product.
As Local as Possible
Since there is no longer a professional wool processing industry in the Netherlands, we collect the wool and have it professionally washed and spun into yarn in Italy. We are constantly seeking production possibilities closer to home, with the quiet ambition of bringing the entire chain back on a small, professional scale. By wearing this item, you are investing in research, materials, and machines for knowledge transfer and awareness in the fair, local wool chain.
We keep our sheep ourselves and ensure they are treated with the utmost care and love. We also oversee this at the farms we collaborate with. Shearing and processing wool are done according to the official guidelines set by The Responsible Wool Standard. The washing and dyeing of our wool are GOTS certified, meaning the use of harmful chemicals is minimized.
We follow the made-to-order principle, which means we only start producing your item after you place your order. This way, we prevent unnecessary stock and waste. Due to this method of work, the delivery time varies from 2 to 4 weeks. But we promise you: it's worth the wait.
The KnitWit Stable label
With our own brand The Knitwit Label we make sweaters, cardigans, shawls and hats of wool with our own animal as a basis. With our label we add the deed to the word: we not only give insight and how you can make a transparent, sustainable product with wool, but we also show it. In addition to our own wool, we also collect sheep, alpaca and mohair wool from fellow breeders and with Dutch sheep farmers that we visit personally. With this sustainably manufactured wool we make a stylish, local, durable and transparent end product with a fair price. In this way we give wool the value that it deserves: a natural luxury product that has been produced with respect for people, animals and the environment.
Clothing of own sheep
On 11 hectares of land we have eighteen merino sheep and fifteen angorage kons freely. We use the coats of our animals as the basis for our yarns. In this way we learn everything about the wool quality, precisely breeding management, good landscape management, animal behavior and animal welfare. This ensures that we can apply our knowledge directly. And that we too can be transparent in our process from sourcing to end product.
As close as possible to home
Because in the Netherlands there is no longer a professional wool processing industry, we collect the wool and let it professionally wash it and spin to yarn in Italy. We are constantly looking for production options closer to home with the silent ambition to return the entire chain on a small professional scale. By wearing this item you invest in research, material and machines for knowledge transfer and awareness in the chain of honest, local wool.
We keep our sheep ourselves and ensure that they are treated with the greatest care and love. We also see to this with the farmers with whom we work. We do the shaving and processing of wool according to the official guidelines as drawn up by The Responsible Wool Standard. Washing and painting our wool is GOTS certified. This means that the use of harmful chemicals has been reduced to a minimum.
We work according to the made-to-order principle. This means that we will only start producing your item after your order. In this way we prevent unnecessary stock and waste. Due to this way of working, the delivery time varies of 2-4 weeks. But we promise you: it is worth the wait.