Anatomy of a HADES Knit

Our ambition is to create knitwear that you will cherish for years. As it becomes clearer and clearer the damage that consumerism is doing to our planet, we wish to make products which last a lifetime and which will not need to be replaced in a couple of years time. It's also important to us that we know how the product is made and that our workers are treated fairly; we often visit our factories and meet with the teams who create our collections.

HADES supports and believes in sustainable fashion, we do not wish to contribute to the irresponsible facets of the fashion industry.

HADES Heritage

Our jumpers are crafted by hand in Hawick, Scotland from pure fibres, and never synthetic fibres. Our ambition is to create knitwear that you will cherish for years. As it becomes clearer and clearer the damage that consumerism is doing to our planet, we are making products which last. 

Read more on the heritage and craftsmanship of a HADES knit.

 

 


Art of the hand-crafted

Our knits are made in a family run manufacturers in Hawick, Scotland using a mix of ancestral craftmanship and technology. The process of crafting each jumper is lengthy and much of the work is done by hand.

Every single one of our items is crafted by hand, the artisans link the individual pieces of the garment together (front panel, arm etc.) and hand sew the necks with exceptional precision. Whilst the knitted pieces are crafted using advanced Japanese machinery, called the Shima Seiki.

The wool industry in Hawick originated in 1771. The family we work with are ambassadors of craft, keeping artisan practices alive. It is culturally and socially important that the traditional expertise and craftmanship in the region is supported to safeguard its future. Particularly as we become an increasingly automated and globalised world.

As a society we are increasingly disconnected from how the day to day items we use and wear are made. A greater understanding of the charms of solid craftmanship of such items offers an appreciation of their sense of beauty. Particularly against the crude and cheap execution of some products.