Tricotage was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating foundational wardrobe items that are both meaningful and beautiful. One look inside their basement-level Jægersborggade shop in Copenhagen and it’s clear that they’re on to something.
Launched by textile designers Karin Bjørneboe and Ida Anesdatter Schmidt, Tricotage is a mix of knitwear, simple basics and elevated every day pieces, such as their dresses. “We don’t go by trends,” Karin explains, “For us, it is about creating organic, sustainable fashion that is not monochrome or boring. They are pieces you can throw on easily, every day, and feel good about how you look without putting much thought into it.”
Their sustainability profile is impressive. With a GOTS certification themselves, as well as working with GOTS certified suppliers in Lithuania, Karin and Ida have made it paramount that they know where their materials come from and how the clothes are made. Their collection is high-quality and full of timeless silhouettes that will look as good this season as they do in five years.
Because of their background in textiles, Karin and Ida are particularly interested in creating patterns that are both neutral and engaging. Their “Dots” pattern recalls Japanese textile and manages to look both slightly quirky and subtle, especially when rendered in the earth tones used throughout their pieces.
Tricotage’s knitwear is something special; the wool, which come from New Zealand, is slightly rough and stiff, but it wears beautifully over time. It just feels high-quality, and their cuts are incredibly chic. These are the kind of jumpers you’ll find yourself reaching for day after day.
“Though we currently source from New Zealand, we’re now looking into Scandinavian wool,” Karin says. “But finding the right supplier who can make the amount we need has been difficult.”
With a goal of constant improvement of their sustainability practices and a deep-rooted visual identity, Tricotage is making putting on your clothes something you can feel good about in every way.
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