The current ‘LIJN’ collection, for the first time, includes dark merino knits! The one we put in a spotlight in this story, is the Peacock’s Eye: A rich blue merino knit which is named after the tiny part in the center of the eye on the bird’s tail. The dye of the yarn and the quality of the wool parallels the shiny surface of the feathers.
The scarf comes with one warm camel-colored line to spice up the textile. This line is in every scarf or blanket placed on a different height: each of our crafts-women decides themselves where to put the merino camel-line while knitting.
The Peacock’s eye
The gracious male bird wears seductive eyes on his tale. The brighter these eyes, the better it performs during copulation. Which obviously is important in life.. How else would you make cute tiny PeaChicks?
Socially Made in Amsterdam
The makers of our textiles, come from cultures where education for women still is uncommon. Ever since they moved to The Netherlands years ago, they were unable to participate on the job market. They were bound to home instead. Winter in Holland helps these women become independent and gives them a career within the field of textiles. The women are educated to become professional knitters, are paid for their work and can receive help to set up their own business. All products made by these craftswomen, are marked by the label: Socially Made in Amsterdam.