Our process and philosophy

At La Cave à Laine we choose everything very carefully, from fabric to thread, to yarn, with the future of our world in mind: minimum waste, all natural, no animal derivates.

An array of colourful cotton fabric

OUR FABRICS: 100% NATURAL

Sourced within European suppliers, all the fabric with use comes from natural fibres. Even our labels are made in Europe, with woven embroidered cotton.  We are in the process of adding a line of hand dyed organic cotton.

  

An array of colourful cotton threads

SEWING: 100% BY WOMEN

99% of the cutting, sewing and finishes are made by me, Sara Maternini.

The remaining 1% is accomplished by the helping hands of my mother, the supreme quality manager.

In the future we plan to outsource part of the production to local women seamstress.

 

Sara holding an hand-printed tote bag

PRINTING: 100% HAND PRINTED

All our tote and sock bags are printed by hand, from my own sketches, transferred on natural lino and cut by hand. Each design is then hand printed on small batches of cotton totes (soon organic), numbered one by one. 

View the hand-printed collection

  

An almost finished project bag

FINISHING: 100% HANDMADE

Hiding threads, adding tags, stamping logos... Every product is made from start to finish by hand. This way we can assure you that we are offering outstanding quality products made with dedication and care.

  

Sara proudly showing off one of her project bags

NO WASTE: 100% ECO FRIENDLY

All the fabrics we buy are used to the last millimetre: there is virtually no waste in our production, as every one of our project bag is carefully designed to make the most of the fabric. 

  

Snow Can Wait Shawl

PATTERNS: 100% KNITTING FUN

When you knit one of our knitting patterns rest assured that they are designed to make the most of your yarn, filled with details, and professionally tech edited, because your knitting time is worth it.

You can buy all my pattern on Ravelry

 

 

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