Bare Knitwear

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Bare Knitwear was born from a desire to create luxurious, heirloom knitwear while preserving traditional crafts and supporting artisan communities. The brand’s first collection was hand-knit in 2012, from a small studio on the West Coast of Canada. The search for honest, small-scale production, sustainable fibers, and artisan craftsmanship pointed to the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Peruvian Andes. In 2014, after weeks spent working with artisans in remote regions, Bare Knitwear products found their home in Ayacucho, Peru. From a hostel room high in the Andes, the first order was written, forging a new journey.

Today, Bare Knitwear continues to collaborate with small producers and artisan groups throughout Peru for the development of their signature alpaca, wool, and Pima cotton collections. Proud of the personal relationships the brand has developed with its partners, each Bare Knitwear design is brought to life through a collaborative development process merging heritage artisanship with modern design.

Contrary to a fast fashion model, Bare Knitwear focuses on slowly and responsibly developing thoughtful garments that will integrate effortlessly into your wardrobe. Each of their heirloom knits has been designed to serve its own unique purpose and bring comfort, joy, and excitement to your everyday.

They are dedicated to continuously improving their carbon footprint within their supply chain and daily operations. The entirety of their production is based in Peru, prioritizing a consolidated supply chain. Materials they work with are carefully considered and selected for their longevity, low environmental impact, and beautiful hand. They work directly with their suppliers to continuously improve their waste management systems through varied production techniques, strategic collection planning, and continued training and innovation.

Everything they produce is made in collaboration with world-class artisans in Peru. Together, they view the design, manufacturing, and production processes as collaborative. They select partners and suppliers that value sustainability and ethical practices. Annual, in-person visits to Peru enable them to develop a firsthand understanding of their supply chain, enabling them to make mutually respectful and informed decisions that support growth for both Bare Knitwear and their partners.