Fashion industry is based of money driven corporations. They create new trends so fast that they can never be caught. They aim for profit by making us feel never enough. It is the 2nd industry after oil, most polluting not only the Earth but our minds too. So why do we need to create more things?
We aim to build a community of people with alike attitudes who choose to consume less but better. Who choose to have less stuff but more time for ourselves, our children, parents, friends, books or even sleep. Together we can all be part of this change.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
"First. I am a blessed mother of twin girls. Secondly. A lucky woman to do what I'm passionate about.
I was brought up in my mom's manufacturing company in Lithuania where I got hooked up with fashion at an early age. I later studied Fashion at Istituto Marangoni in London and Polimoda in Florence. Maybe it was my naivety to start my own fashion label. Or it might have been the soft alpaca yarn that I found while studying in Florence.
I honestly always believed in doing what we love. In having the freedom of choice. In making a small change in life. And being this small change ourselves. I design with respect for earth’s colours and textures, importance of natural materials and honour artisanal work. "
- Gabriele Kerpyte, Founder & Creative Director
SLOW. HANDCRAFTED. SUSTAINABLE
Our sweaters aren't mass produced, they are made to order. Every piece is knitted by hand using domestic knitting machines. We hire elder artisan women who struggle to find jobs and make sure they are fairly paid. We provide best working conditions so that great energy is put into every stitch of the sweater.
We make fully fashioned knitwear so zero yarn is wasted and the only leftover yarn is wrapped on swing tags in case you need to fix your sweater. Since most of the pieces we knit-to-order, we only produce what is actually needed without piling leftover stock.
We are just a small local company aiming to sparkle your desire for a conscious choice.
NATURAL. WARM. SOFT
Stitch by stitch and row by row - that's how Salanida knits are made by hand. We carefully select natural yarns from which knitted products are warm, soft and itch-free. Mainly we work with prime materials like Alpaca and Merino wool that are suitable for most sensitive skin. The main criteria in choosing yarn for Salanida sweaters is its natural composition and softness. We aim for natural wools that are undyed, recycled or sustainable. We experiment a lot with new materials and aim to source down the best sustainable and recycled yarns in the nearest future.
DESIGN. INSPIRATION. PHILOSOPHY.
We don’t chase trends and seasons. We design with respect for earth’s colours and textures, importance of natural materials and honour craftsmanship. We make unique designs that last long. Simplicity with a bit of twist is the essence of our style.
You may wonder why its Salanida? There is a place of inspiration, a tiny town of secrets and adventures called Nida. It's a gateway from a rushing world where the time stops for a moment reminding of what's important in life.
See it and feel it yourself. You will love it. Promise.