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iLE AiYE knitwear

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Cherylline Price from iLE AiYE knitwear wearing a signature oversized knit

Handmade knits…

At the heart of any ethical fashion winter wardrobe has to be a collection of knitwear. From super-snuggly angora for the snowiest days to lightweight trans-seasonal pieces that give your summer clothes an extra few weeks of wear, knitwear is an absolute must have.

And if, like me, you love the eclectic charm of handknits but lack the skills to craft them yourself, a great place to start looking is Etsy. It was on Etsy – while searching for “ethical oversized handknits” – that I first stumbled across iLE AiYE.

Meet iLE AiYE and Cherylline Price

Meaning “house of life” or “mother earth” iLE AiYE knits are the creative outpourings of Cherylline Price. Everything about the brand seems personal including the photographic journey she shares about her own life, travels, family and philosophies. Cherylline is designer and stylist as well as the hands that knit each garment and the model you see in all her online images.

Bright yellow ethical knitwear from Ile Aiye knitwear

Yellow colour pop!

Dividing her time between London and Ibiza, it seems Cherylline is almost always taking orders… no doubt travelling everywhere with a big bag of needles and yarn, constantly keeping an eye out for new colours and materials to incorporate into whatever she’s dreaming up next.

Cherylline describes her style as “original loose knit grunge”… I think they’re a bit magical too!

Warm enough for a London Winter

iLE AiYE’s Alpaca sweater dress: practically cold-proof!

For incredible warmth, invest in an Alpaca sweater dress which can be worn on the hip, or eased down to mid thigh. There’s a great selection of styles and shapes – sweaters, cardigans, ponchos – in colours ranging from muted naturals to vibrant yellows, greens and blues. iLE AiYE’s relaxed detailing is what really make her pieces so fab… like the voluminous sleeves which taper to perfectly fitted cuffs, and super-sized roll necks which almost double up as a matching snood.

There are also chunky, cool hats and scarves which you can order to match or contrast as you prefer

Ibiza party dress Ile Aiye

Cool enough for Ibiza

If London life is represented by her cosy range of woollies, Cherylline’s Ibiza life is also apparent in her collection! Think beach dresses which go straight to the dancefloor and spiderweb-fine coveralls and shrugs, perfect for sliding on over a bikini or simple tank dress.

Want an iLE AiYE knit of your own??

Visit Cherylline’s Etsy store to check out the range… there are loads to choose from, or you can request something custom made in your favourite colour or yarn.

iLE AiYE garments are made to order, so allow for a little time and consider these pieces as long-term investments. Wear and wash carefully for years of quirky, relaxed style and comfort… and expect to get asked #whomadeyourclothes!

Love this! I always get compliments when I wear my green oversized sweater from iLE AiYE

 

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  1. These knitwear styles are gorgeous. iLE AiYE knitwear inspires me to be creative enough so that I can make beautiful designs like that on my own. Thank you for sharing these amazing designs here!

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