|[all photos via Gudrun & Gudrun]|
Speaking of knits, there's nothing more ethereal than the stunners I came across from label Gudrun & Gudrun. Founded on one of the 18 tiny Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway, it's no surprise that Gudrun & Gudrun does traditional Faroese hand knits beautifully. But it's the avant garde designs that have grabbed a hold of me: mohair and alpaca open weaves that seem more suited to the streets of Paris and Stockholm than the hills of rural fishing villages.
Though based in the Faroe Islands and made with Faroese wool, Gundrun & Gundrun's pieces are jointly produced by Faroese, Jordanian and Peruvian women through an initiative to empower women financially. Prices are remarkably reasonable for such delicate handiwork, ranging from €130 for a cardigan to €510 for a dress, and the results, of course, speak for themselves.
Now, I know I shouldn't be complaining when I'm sunning myself on the beach in October, but I'm ready for the cold to roll in please!
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