BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ENGAGE CASHMERE COLLECTION
Looking for new knitting processes and new yarn combinations for our cashmere collection engage, I came across a very special knitting factory in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Now I wanted to convince myself of the new opportunities that were presented to me and traveled to Nepal.
How is a cashmere sweater or jacket knitted with a hand knitting machine?
How are the sleeves knitted without being sewn in??
Which production stations does a sweater go through to completion??
What possibilities are there to combine different yarns made of cotton, silk and cashmere??
EACH PART IS MADE WITH LOVE IN MANY INDIVIDUAL STEPS.
The long-standing employees know how to carefully knit the individual parts of a sweater with hand knitting machines with a lot of know-how. The family company has been training its employees for decades and providing them with a high level of protection. Child labor was also prohibited from the start, as shown by a large sign at the entrance to the factory.
Once the individual parts of the sweater have been knitted, they are connected to one another on another special machine. That means, they are knitted stitch by stitch and that is exactly what is special, they are not sewn. This creates a high elasticity with simultaneous tear resistance without the addition of synthetic fibers. The guarantee of this manual work also means that every beginning and every end of a knitted seam is sewn and edged by hand.
ENGAGE PURE FIBERS GENTLY PROCESSEDT
Become here and that is crucial for the cashmere collection from engage only pure natural materials are used. Only the highest quality cashmere from Outer Mongolia is processed, which clearly sets it apart from cheaper products from China.
The cashmere piece is then carefully washed and refined by rinsing. The colors of the yarns are also of biological origin. So it was a great pleasure for me to design our new collection together and to witness the creation of the sweaters and cardigans for myself. An inspiring friendship with the whole family has developed from the beginning of the collaboration with the head of the company in Kathmandu.
It is simply wonderful to wear this high-quality natural material on your skin and to feel the high level of care and value with which the production is carried out - that is what you see when wearing every item in the cashmere collectionn engage enjoy!