Sustainable Christmas Knitwear to Make you Feel Cosy this Winter
The holidays are well underway and ‘tis the season to make sure every Christmas card is signed, and the finishing touches are added to every little detail. Why not pay attention to every last detail of your wardrobe, too? Some thick knitwear may be overly indulgent in the comfort department while lacking style. Au contraire! Here are some pieces that will keep that sophistication in your look, while offering the cosy comfort of the “winter uniform” to which we have all become accustomed. Not only that, with the Beira guarantee of sustainability, you can know that your fashion choices will help promote the health of the environment by lowering the waste created by the fashion industry.
Last winter we saw the comeback of the comfortable knit. Let’s take a look at some of our limited-edition women's knitwear.
The Michelle Cardigan
Ready for some last-minute Christmas shopping? The Michelle Cardigan was created with just such an occasion in mind. Our designer Antionette considered the female form when designing this look, slightly brushing the shoulders while also featuring the lower neckline, this look flatters the decolletage while elongating the neck. If there is a chill in the air and you’re looking for more coverage, this cardigan pairs well with our Astrid Polo Neck. While you’re doing your last-minute shopping, why not pick up the Michelle cardigan as a gift, too? Available in grey and blue or camel and lipstick, one of these options will flatter an autumn or a spring complexion while lengthening the silhouette.
Astrid Polo Neck
Running out the door for that Christmas party, but had to work late and looking for something a little more flattering than the baggy knit? The merino wool and cashmere Astrid polo neck has the slim fit you’re looking for. Paired with sleek pants or even a leather skirt for stylish winter wear, this knit is all the comfort without the slouch. The colour blocking around the neck is a flattering way to frame the face and the wide rib provides a comfortable shape that springs back. Pairs very nicely with the Michelle Cardigan for additional warmth and extra coverage, or can be worn by itself for more of a figure-skimming look sure to catch the eye of someone under the mistletoe.
As ever our classic and timeless designs remain popular year after year, such as the Breton Stripe that is beautifully featured on the cotton striped Ada Jumper. Meeting up with the in-laws to open presents and have a nice lunch, you’ll be outfitted in style wearing this beautiful striped jumper. Block colouring, on the cream option, around the neckline is face-framing and the lantern sleeves are flattering in many ways, The tapered wrist shows off the slimmest part of the body, giving an overall slimming effect.
Roomy so as not to show any excess Christmas Day indulgence at lunch, but still sleek enough and form fitting in all the right places, this jumper is the perfect choice for entertaining with family and friends. Functional, yet feminine, this jumper will give you that cosiness while still leaving you feeling chic.
Another great pairing of this jumper is with the Nadia Cape!
What do you like to do on Boxing Day? For those of us who like to get out for a brisk walk to burn off that Christmas meal, the Bobble Hat is an excellent choice for staying nice and warm. Effortless, classic, and functional, this hat was created with only the highest quality yarns of wool and cashmere making them super soft and not itchy! This means you will stay warm and look glamorous while keeping cosy. The bobble hat pairs beautifully with the Stripe Scarf.
While you want your Boxing Day walk to be warm and you need your hat and scarf to be functional, you also want to be stylish. Combining practicality with the chunky solid tricolor design means you can style it in several different ways. You can wrap it around you or let it hang, leaving the option of different colours to frame your face. The allure combined with the utilitarian purpose make this scarf the perfect addition to that walk.
How warm could that stroll be with cold feet? The Beira socks are made right here in Scotland and made from ‘discarded’ yarns, so they are sustainably sourced. Is quality compromised? No way. These socks, like everything we create at Beira, are made from luxury ‘waste.’ That means the yarns come from the highest end pre-existing materials, which saves them from going to landfills.
So enjoy your festive holiday! Your Boxing Day walk is sure to be a wintery, wonderful delight that you can enjoy in your cosy knits!
Creating an atmosphere of sustainability and ethical-work-values reflects the deep concern the co-founders of Beira share regarding the impact of fashion on the environment as well as social justice issues.
To learn more about or be a part of our collaborative community with efforts to promote sustainability in quiet luxury fashion, visit our website. Or if you’re in the neighbourhood, visit our flagship store at 15 Comley Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1DS.