Ethical Fashion

Winter in Holland

I love this mid-season in Sydney when it’s not too hot (a comfortable 27 degrees today), but we’ve clearly made it on the other side of winter. The mornings can still be cool, so I love dressing light, but have an extra layer on me just in case. This is where scarves and light jackets or cardigans come in.

I came across a Dutch brand “Winter in Holland” only a few months ago, but fell in love with their ethos and products immediately. A beautiful initiative and a slow-fashion brand founded by Anouk van der Laan, Winter in Holland is all about craftsmanship, high quality and durable aesthetics. Their range of textiles, “Socially Made in Amsterdam“, is knitted by women who have come to Holland from countries where education for women is still uncommon. These women are educated to become professional knitters, paid for their work and can receive help to set up their own businesses. Winter in Holland helps these women become more independent in their new home country and provides them with a career in the textile industry.

Needless to say I love everything about this brand and the scarf is absolutely beautiful. It has the most beautiful texture and feel and it is one of those pieces in your wardrobe that you wish to keep for a very long time. Although this scarf was kindly gifted to me by Winter in Holland, all opinions are my own.