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"for the heartful moments of going slow,
putting thoughts and feelings into a single stitch
being part in making one’s own wardrobe,
and being part of something bigger."
we are a danish family in france
astrid designs garments of wool with a deep love for sweaters and cozy shawls,
with our natural wool coming from a family-owned fiber mill in scotland.
we then create knitting kits with the two combined,
which caroline & louise help making pictures of,
& that we prepare preciously in
the Biches & Bûches atelier in burgundy.
w h e r e t o f i n d u s
you can reach us anytime by email
or on the telephone +33 6.03.10.43.28.
xx astrid & caroline & louise
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Hélène Magnússon is a leading knit designer in Iceland.
Born in 1969, she has both the Icelandic and French nationality but was brought up in France.
She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland in 1995.
There she learned the language while working in a sheep farm and soon after studied mountaineering and Textiles and Fashion Design at the Iceland Academy of Arts.
She worked as a cook during the winter and a mountain guide during the summer.
The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform her work today
and make for her unique approach to design and sense of style.
Hélène’s passion for textiles led her to extensively research Icelandic knitting traditions.
She is the author of two important patterns books about Icelandic knitting: Icelandic Intarsia Color Knitting brought back to life the unique Icelandic intarsia as seen in old shoe-inserts and Icelandic Handknits
gives an overview of the various knitting traditions in the 19th century and beginning of 20th century.
Her expertise has earned her the respect of textile historians and museum curators in Iceland and worldwide.
Hélène believes the best way to preserve traditions is to continue using them.
This is what led her to found The Icelandic Knitter in 2010, dedicated to the Icelandic knitting heritage.
Hélène’s aim is to revive traditions and give them new life: she publishes unique patterns inspired by the past with a modern twist, produces specialty Icelandic yarns Love Story, Gilitrutt, Katla and Grýla, teaches, lectures and organises hiking and knitting tours in Iceland for knitters around the globe. Along the way, she shares her love of Iceland’s breathtaking nature, her insights into traditions and culture, and her knitting expertise through workshop intensives making for a one of a kind experience and an unforgettable journey to the land of fire and ice.
Coty Jeronimus, the founder of Nomadnoos is an outdoor and nature lover.
She is an absolute expert in the field of the textile processing industry and has many years of experience in the textile industry.
Today she works as a textile expert with a focus on sustainability with non-governmental organizations, brands and craftsmen and creates future-oriented opportunities so that she can make a difference and help companies reduce the consumption of natural resources.
During her travels to different countries, she experienced first hand the complexities of the supply chain, including unfair pay and working conditions, and decided to start a transparent yarn business with positive social and environmental impact.
Nomadnoos was born. Nomadnoos is a hand-spun, exclusive yarn, and through the collaboration with the NGO Terre Filanti, work projects are created at the same time that support the spinners and shepherds.
Slow fashion is an awareness that is lived here throughout the production chain. It is about buying higher quality clothes that last longer and appreciate fair treatment for people, animals and the planet.
Knitters from all over the world can buy nomadnoos high-quality
and exclusive luxury yarns that are sourced and hand-spun from shepherds in Mongolia.