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.


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With the help of our Peru partners we are piloting the initiative with a few key workshops then plan to grow the initiative wider. We have conducted a detailed survey to discuss the needs and challenges that the workshops face. Covid-19 undoubtedly had and still has a huge impact on their businesses. We plan to make donations quarterly and will strategize with my partners at each donation period to decipher the best cause of contributing action based on current needs. There are many small immediate needs that can make a big impact, for example: new light bulbs or new reading glasses for close up work can help significantly with the day to day. As we grow the program we can increase the impact that the contributions can make and achieve larger goals such as new machinery or contribute to larger educational program’s etc.

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...