Hello, I'm Antonia Sullivan the Designer and Maker behind Sprig Knitwear. We are a small knitwear label dwelling in the heart of Hampshire, England. We create high quality and charming knitwear using 100% pure lambswool, adorned in alluring patterns and connected in compelling colours.
Sprig knitwear's concept was born while looking through old family photographs of children growing up during mid-century Britain. These photos were mostly in black and white, yet were filled with delightful patterns and personality. Our knitwear brings these qualities to life with vivid colours and playful decorations.
Our wool is sourced from Geelong, Australia, a region that's famous for it's soft and high quality lambswool. This fibre is then spun and dyed into a fine yarn in Yorkshire, England. We strive to produce high quality, charming knitwear using hand-powered machinery in our studio. We ensure all our garments have an ultra soft finish and are crafted to last.
In in autumn of 2014, the 'Knitting Nook' was set up with Christmas was around the corner, I wanted to make something special for a friend. I made her a snood, decorated in a pattern inspired by these photographs and using her favourite colours - orange and grey. She loved the snood and not long after other people wanted one of their own - thus Sprig Knitwear was born!
Sprig Knitwear explores nostalgia and our relationship with childhood. Our ethos still focuses on wrapping our customers in love and bringing brightness on those bleak winter days with colour, softness and warmth.