ELEVEN SIX GIVES BACK
This September, 2021 ELEVEN SIX launched a GIVE-BACK initiative where a percentage of our sales between the peak selling period of September-February will be donated back to our Peruvian artisan-makers to support their businesses, workshop development, educational and welfare needs.
After each donation period we will be able to report back to our customers the results that have been achieved from the donations. If you would like to donate further to the ELEVEN SIX GIVE-BACK Initiative you can do so via the below DONATION link.
Thank you in advance for supporting the skilled, Peruvian artisan-makers we work with and that make ELEVEN SIX knitwear collections possible.
Below are some ‘behind the scenes’ images of the artist collaboration sweater we created with Corinne Robbins in production at our artisan workshop...
Corinne sweater is made with a labor-intensive patterning technique called Intarsia. Each color is hand-laid over the needles according to the paper pattern which maps out the design and translate the artwork.
The artisan is casting off stitches by hand to create the neck shape.
The yarn starts and stops at the edge of the pattern shapes and is manually positioned by hand.
The yarn ends that are loose around the pattern are hand finished and neaten after the knitting panel is remove from the machine.
The assisting artisan is holding a panel of ivory mock necks which are separated with black waste yarn. The neck is attached to the sweater at the seam linking stage.
The final intarsia patterned Corinne sweater...