Winter accessories company celebrates hand-knit craftsmanship
while providing artisans in developing countries with a living wage.
Lafayette, Indiana – May 1, 2018 – In an industry overflowing with fast fashion, French Knot is an independent designer who thrives on developing stylish cold weather accessories that emphasize both lasting quality and social responsibility.
A woman-owned textile company, French Knot collaborates with over 1000 Nepalese fair-trade artisans who spin, dye, knit, and felt French Knot accessories using skills entrusted by generations and guided by sustainable practices.
Some women knit from their homes while they care for their families, while others prefer to work together in knitting circles. But, all are paid a living wage for their craftsmanship.
Fast fashion means cutting corners in garment quality and treatment of the workers who make it. Consuming clothing designed to be replaced quickly usually means that garments are discarded to landfills rather than worn season after season or passed along to second-hand shops.
French Knot winter accessories are made to last. They source high-quality natural wools using time-honored craftsmanship that produces little to no emissions. The combination of French Knot’s stylish designs and unique artistry that embraces detailed hand-embroidery, embellishments and beading makes their winter accessories unlike any other found in today's market.
“Our products are high quality, warm and durable, which is a welcome change from a lot of the winter hats I see at retailers,” said Lindsay Mason, designer and co-owner at French Knot. “But the real value in French Knot is the story. We’re showing that responsible sourcing and handcrafting can create beautiful products that endure, but also tell a beautiful story behind the talented women artisans we work with in Nepal.”
French Knot winter accessories and gifts can be found at retailers such as Sundance Catalog, Soft Surroundings, plus hundreds of museums and boutiques across the US and Canada.
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About French Knot
Established in 2012 by designer Lindsay Mason, French Knot (named after Mason’s favorite embroidery stitch) is a cold weather fashion accessories company that boasts whimsical styles, bright colors and lavish embroidery. Products range from hats, head bands, hand warmers, and mittens, to specialty gift items like hand-felted dolls, ornaments, stockings and tree toppers. French Knot’s mission is to create one-of-kind, functional accessories that celebrate hand embroidery and knitting techniques while providing artisans in developing countries a living wage. The French Knot collection is currently created by more than 1000 fair trade artisans in Nepal and Peru.