GENEVIEVE SWEENEY GNVE CASHMERE SWEATER IN BURGUNDY
Showcasing a seamless fusion of contemporary design and artisan skill, our GNVE sweater is spun from pure cashmere and features hand intarsia detailing presented in a striking geometric style that’s become a signature of the brand.
This sweater expertly balances the sharp lines and high colour contrast of the brilliant turquoise and stormy blue lettering by placing it against a rich burgundy base. Finely crafted using the most luxurious Scottish cashmere, Genevieve’s decision to allow the yarn to ‘break in’ naturally prevents long-term pilling. While this means it doesn’t feel as soft as most shop-bought cashmere at first touch, its exceptional softness will come through within a couple of wears.
GS: “The GNVE hand intarsia is created by laying the cashmere yarn onto a needle bed by hand, following a chart – almost like paint by numbers. Each square of the chart represents a stitch, and by then twisting the neighbouring colours together you create a seamless effect with no loops on the back. Personally, I love the sharp geometric lines and slight raised stitches you can achieve with this beautiful technique.”
The GNVE is testament to Genevieve’s commitment to slow, mindful fashion. Firstly, the cashmere fibres are spun at an ethically-driven mill on the banks of Loch Leven; environmentally friendly dyes mean this water can be safely returned to the loch afterwards.Then a team of highly-experienced artisan knitters based in the Scottish Borders painstakingly complete the complex hand intarsia detailing by hand – a process that can take up to eight hours. Last comes the secret ingredient: each piece is washed in the naturally soft and pure Scottish waters of the River Teviot to gently open the cashmere fibres. This not only guarantees consistency of colour but enhances the luxurious handle too.
The GNVE is knitted in small, limited edition batches to help ensure as little waste as possible.
With its luxurious construction and refined attention to detail, the GNVE sweater will instantly elevate any look. Perfect effortless daytime style by styling it with simple jeans and sneakers, swapping these for statement trousers and heeled boots to glide into the evening.
Size Small – Chest 46cm/18 inches; Length 62cm/24.5 inches
Size Medium – Chest 50cm/19.5 inches; Length 64cm/25 inches
Size Large – Chest 54cm/21 inches; Length 66cm/26 inches
– 100% cashmere
– Made in the Scottish Borders
– Hand wash or dry clean only
– 12GG – for a lightweight knit
– Knitted and available in small batches only