Fashioned by Philip Knitwear


October 2, 2018 by Ville Raivio

Fashioned by Philip Knitwear is a one man operation. Joseph Philip, a retired 79-year-old knitwear worker, hand-loom knits his own pieces at home with the help of an old Santa Gostino machine. He uses British wool yarns such as Saxony, Shetland, merino, lambswool, and cashmere mix pieces. The store offers beanies, scarves, and chunky knitwear for men and women. The best part are the prices: some 50 or 60 pounds for a piece. This is rare for an artisanal operation and I feel Philip Knitwear deserves a look. Once his skills are gone, they are gone for good.


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