L'Envers

Anna Merino Wool Cardigan Beige

Regular price £199.00

Cropped version of the timeless Claude cardigan. Knitted in English ribbing which gives a real density to the piece. Pure merino wool sourced in Spain where the team lives and where their sheep are treated with love and respect.
Regular fit. Corozo buttons have been carefully sourced and hand- died in Spain.

Care: Pure merino yarns are liable to pill to some extent, even when using those of the best quality. To take good care of them and remove any pills using our wool comb. We advise you to hand wash your L’Envers piece in cold water and lay it out on a flat surface to dry.

Material: 100% pure Spanish merino wool

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    About the brand

    L'Envers

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      Spain

    Sustainable pieces knitted in small editions from natural wool, organic cotton and organic hemp, locally handmade by artisans. They believe quality is an investment in the future that clothing ought to be made in mindful, careful and slow consumption.

    ETHICAL STANDARDS
    • Ethics Female Owned

      Female Owned

    • Ethics Sustainable Materials

      Sustainable Materials

    • Ethics Locally Made

      Locally Made

    L'Envers

    An Alternative to Fast Fashion

    L’Envers means the opposite, the reverse in French. “Faire les choses a l’envers”: doing things in an opposite way, in a different manner, offering an alternative to the fast fashion. This is what they stand for! \n L’Envers invites you to turn your clothes inside out (they say in French “mettre son pull à l’envers”) and read the clothing label in order to discover the full story: where they are made, what materials were used and who made it.

    #whomadeit

    All the brands we work with value transparency as much as we do, which is why we're happy to share here the place(s) where their pieces are made. #DEMANDTRANSPARENCY
    Factory

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE BUTTON WORKSHOP — In 1946 Mariano opened his button shop. After his death in 1961 his son took over the business. At that time the factory had 100 employees. Mariano, his grandson, was 14 years old when he started to spend all his afternoons playing around the button machines. 15 years later he took over the management of the company with his cousin Julio. So it is the 3rd generation now at the reins of this family business. Today there are 20 employees, including Laura the dyeing manager who has been working since she was 18 years old and masters the subtle art of mixing colours, or Javier who has been polishing buttons for more than 30 years.

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE BUTTON WORKSHOP — In 1946 Mariano opened his button shop. After his death in 1961 his son took over the business. At that time the factory had 100 employees. Mariano, his grandson, was 14 years old when he started to spend all his afternoons playing around the button machines. 15 years later he took over the management of the company with his cousin Julio. So it is the 3rd generation now at the reins of this family business. Today there are 20 employees, including Laura the dyeing manager who has been working since she was 18 years old and masters the subtle art of mixing colours, or Javier who has been polishing buttons for more than 30 years.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE DYEING WORKSHOP — Emilio started working at the age of 18 in this dye mill opened by his father in 1981, who is now retired. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, it is now the last dyeing factory in the region to survive the massive relocation of this industry to Asia. Times are hard and the local Spanish fashion brands that make Emilio work don't give him any gifts. Tight price negotiations and little room for manoeuvre. He loves his job, which he learned from his father, but struggles to keep his business afloat and to pay the 3 people who have been with him since the beginning of the adventure. 100% of the dyes used are ecological and respect the strict local environmental standards. Next to the factory is a water treatment plant that recycles 100% of the water used.

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE DYEING WORKSHOP — Emilio started working at the age of 18 in this dye mill opened by his father in 1981, who is now retired. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, it is now the last dyeing factory in the region to survive the massive relocation of this industry to Asia. Times are hard and the local Spanish fashion brands that make Emilio work don't give him any gifts. Tight price negotiations and little room for manoeuvre. He loves his job, which he learned from his father, but struggles to keep his business afloat and to pay the 3 people who have been with him since the beginning of the adventure. 100% of the dyes used are ecological and respect the strict local environmental standards. Next to the factory is a water treatment plant that recycles 100% of the water used.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Toledo

    SEWING WORKSHOP — Angel is a man of great generosity, passionate about his work and one of the greatest sewing professionals in the Spanish textile industry. As is often the case with this generation, it is the family heritage that will influence his professional career and so it is Tomas the father, project manager in the 2nd largest jeans manufacturing company in Spain, who will offer his 14 year old son Angel the opportunity to become a sewing machine mechanic in the factory. More than 1000 people at the time and 12,000 garments are made every day in the factory. Angel then flew on his own wings and set up his own workshop in Toledo near Madrid. He had to close this workshop due to the numerous relocations in Asia, and 4 years ago he reopened a smaller workshop of three people which ensures the making of all of L'Envers' woven pieces.

    SPAIN, Toledo

    SEWING WORKSHOP — Angel is a man of great generosity, passionate about his work and one of the greatest sewing professionals in the Spanish textile industry. As is often the case with this generation, it is the family heritage that will influence his professional career and so it is Tomas the father, project manager in the 2nd largest jeans manufacturing company in Spain, who will offer his 14 year old son Angel the opportunity to become a sewing machine mechanic in the factory. More than 1000 people at the time and 12,000 garments are made every day in the factory. Angel then flew on his own wings and set up his own workshop in Toledo near Madrid. He had to close this workshop due to the numerous relocations in Asia, and 4 years ago he reopened a smaller workshop of three people which ensures the making of all of L'Envers' woven pieces.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Barcelona

    NURIA'S WORKSHOP — This family business was born in 1980 next to Barcelona. Today it is headed up by the 2nd generation: Nuria, the founder’s daughter, and her husband drive the activities of the workshop alongside their six employees. They all share an acute attention to detail and a quest for excellence. They make L'Envers' chunky knits jumpers: Johnny and Paola.

    SPAIN, Barcelona

    NURIA'S WORKSHOP — This family business was born in 1980 next to Barcelona. Today it is headed up by the 2nd generation: Nuria, the founder’s daughter, and her husband drive the activities of the workshop alongside their six employees. They all share an acute attention to detail and a quest for excellence. They make L'Envers' chunky knits jumpers: Johnny and Paola.

    Factory
    Factory

    FRANCE, Agen

    LILIANA'S WORKSHOP — Liliana was born in 1955 with, as she herself says, "needles in her hands". In the early 1980s she left her native Argentina and moved to Paris. She then headed to the south of France where she still resides. Liliana’s main passion in life is knitting. When she turned 16, she received as a birthday gift her first knitting machine from her uncle, and since then not a day goes by without her getting down to work. She gives knitting lessons and repairs old machines that no longer work to give them a second life. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed.

    FRANCE, Agen

    LILIANA'S WORKSHOP — Liliana was born in 1955 with, as she herself says, "needles in her hands". In the early 1980s she left her native Argentina and moved to Paris. She then headed to the south of France where she still resides. Liliana’s main passion in life is knitting. When she turned 16, she received as a birthday gift her first knitting machine from her uncle, and since then not a day goes by without her getting down to work. She gives knitting lessons and repairs old machines that no longer work to give them a second life. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Castilla y León

    COTOLINO'S WORKSHOP — In the Sánchez family, knitting is a story that began in the early 1940s. Mr and Mrs Sánchez were born in Bejar, one of the strongholds of the textile industry in Spain. They started at a very young age working in the flourishing and dynamic textile factories of the time. Casimiro was a weaver, Marcelina (who's on the picture) worked with silk and was in charge of winding the machines. After living in France for about ten years in Castres, where they continued to work in the textile industry, they returned to their homeland in the late 1980s and opened their own clothing workshop. It’s the last one standing in the region! Their main goal: quality with a particular care brought to the finishing touches. These high standards can all be seen in the details.

    SPAIN, Castilla y León

    COTOLINO'S WORKSHOP — In the Sánchez family, knitting is a story that began in the early 1940s. Mr and Mrs Sánchez were born in Bejar, one of the strongholds of the textile industry in Spain. They started at a very young age working in the flourishing and dynamic textile factories of the time. Casimiro was a weaver, Marcelina (who's on the picture) worked with silk and was in charge of winding the machines. After living in France for about ten years in Castres, where they continued to work in the textile industry, they returned to their homeland in the late 1980s and opened their own clothing workshop. It’s the last one standing in the region! Their main goal: quality with a particular care brought to the finishing touches. These high standards can all be seen in the details.

    Factory

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    Shipping & Delivery

    Delivery

    This item will be shipped
    It will be sent by L'Envers in Bejar, Spain.

    Please note that all of L'Envers' pieces are made to order, they only knit once an order is placed. Allow 2 weeks for your order to be sent to you. Once sent, orders should arrive within 2 - 4 working days.

    Returns

    Most items can be returned within 14 days, excluding discounted items, some beauty products, made-to order and customised items, and face masks.
    Find out more.

    L'Envers

        VIEW ALL PRODUCTS
    • es

      Spain

    Sustainable pieces knitted in small editions from natural wool, organic cotton and organic hemp, locally handmade by artisans. They believe quality is an investment in the future that clothing ought to be made in mindful, careful and slow consumption.

    ETHICAL STANDARDS
    • Ethics Female Owned

      Female Owned

    • Ethics Sustainable Materials

      Sustainable Materials

    • Ethics Locally Made

      Locally Made

    L'Envers

    An Alternative to Fast Fashion

    L’Envers means the opposite, the reverse in French. “Faire les choses a l’envers”: doing things in an opposite way, in a different manner, offering an alternative to the fast fashion. This is what they stand for! \n L’Envers invites you to turn your clothes inside out (they say in French “mettre son pull à l’envers”) and read the clothing label in order to discover the full story: where they are made, what materials were used and who made it.

    All the brands we work with value transparency as much as we do, which is why we're happy to share here the place(s) where their pieces are made. #DEMANDTRANSPARENCY
    Factory

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE BUTTON WORKSHOP — In 1946 Mariano opened his button shop. After his death in 1961 his son took over the business. At that time the factory had 100 employees. Mariano, his grandson, was 14 years old when he started to spend all his afternoons playing around the button machines. 15 years later he took over the management of the company with his cousin Julio. So it is the 3rd generation now at the reins of this family business. Today there are 20 employees, including Laura the dyeing manager who has been working since she was 18 years old and masters the subtle art of mixing colours, or Javier who has been polishing buttons for more than 30 years.

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE BUTTON WORKSHOP — In 1946 Mariano opened his button shop. After his death in 1961 his son took over the business. At that time the factory had 100 employees. Mariano, his grandson, was 14 years old when he started to spend all his afternoons playing around the button machines. 15 years later he took over the management of the company with his cousin Julio. So it is the 3rd generation now at the reins of this family business. Today there are 20 employees, including Laura the dyeing manager who has been working since she was 18 years old and masters the subtle art of mixing colours, or Javier who has been polishing buttons for more than 30 years.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE DYEING WORKSHOP — Emilio started working at the age of 18 in this dye mill opened by his father in 1981, who is now retired. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, it is now the last dyeing factory in the region to survive the massive relocation of this industry to Asia. Times are hard and the local Spanish fashion brands that make Emilio work don't give him any gifts. Tight price negotiations and little room for manoeuvre. He loves his job, which he learned from his father, but struggles to keep his business afloat and to pay the 3 people who have been with him since the beginning of the adventure. 100% of the dyes used are ecological and respect the strict local environmental standards. Next to the factory is a water treatment plant that recycles 100% of the water used.

    SPAIN, Madrid

    THE DYEING WORKSHOP — Emilio started working at the age of 18 in this dye mill opened by his father in 1981, who is now retired. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, it is now the last dyeing factory in the region to survive the massive relocation of this industry to Asia. Times are hard and the local Spanish fashion brands that make Emilio work don't give him any gifts. Tight price negotiations and little room for manoeuvre. He loves his job, which he learned from his father, but struggles to keep his business afloat and to pay the 3 people who have been with him since the beginning of the adventure. 100% of the dyes used are ecological and respect the strict local environmental standards. Next to the factory is a water treatment plant that recycles 100% of the water used.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Toledo

    SEWING WORKSHOP — Angel is a man of great generosity, passionate about his work and one of the greatest sewing professionals in the Spanish textile industry. As is often the case with this generation, it is the family heritage that will influence his professional career and so it is Tomas the father, project manager in the 2nd largest jeans manufacturing company in Spain, who will offer his 14 year old son Angel the opportunity to become a sewing machine mechanic in the factory. More than 1000 people at the time and 12,000 garments are made every day in the factory. Angel then flew on his own wings and set up his own workshop in Toledo near Madrid. He had to close this workshop due to the numerous relocations in Asia, and 4 years ago he reopened a smaller workshop of three people which ensures the making of all of L'Envers' woven pieces.

    SPAIN, Toledo

    SEWING WORKSHOP — Angel is a man of great generosity, passionate about his work and one of the greatest sewing professionals in the Spanish textile industry. As is often the case with this generation, it is the family heritage that will influence his professional career and so it is Tomas the father, project manager in the 2nd largest jeans manufacturing company in Spain, who will offer his 14 year old son Angel the opportunity to become a sewing machine mechanic in the factory. More than 1000 people at the time and 12,000 garments are made every day in the factory. Angel then flew on his own wings and set up his own workshop in Toledo near Madrid. He had to close this workshop due to the numerous relocations in Asia, and 4 years ago he reopened a smaller workshop of three people which ensures the making of all of L'Envers' woven pieces.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Barcelona

    NURIA'S WORKSHOP — This family business was born in 1980 next to Barcelona. Today it is headed up by the 2nd generation: Nuria, the founder’s daughter, and her husband drive the activities of the workshop alongside their six employees. They all share an acute attention to detail and a quest for excellence. They make L'Envers' chunky knits jumpers: Johnny and Paola.

    SPAIN, Barcelona

    NURIA'S WORKSHOP — This family business was born in 1980 next to Barcelona. Today it is headed up by the 2nd generation: Nuria, the founder’s daughter, and her husband drive the activities of the workshop alongside their six employees. They all share an acute attention to detail and a quest for excellence. They make L'Envers' chunky knits jumpers: Johnny and Paola.

    Factory
    Factory

    FRANCE, Agen

    LILIANA'S WORKSHOP — Liliana was born in 1955 with, as she herself says, "needles in her hands". In the early 1980s she left her native Argentina and moved to Paris. She then headed to the south of France where she still resides. Liliana’s main passion in life is knitting. When she turned 16, she received as a birthday gift her first knitting machine from her uncle, and since then not a day goes by without her getting down to work. She gives knitting lessons and repairs old machines that no longer work to give them a second life. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed.

    FRANCE, Agen

    LILIANA'S WORKSHOP — Liliana was born in 1955 with, as she herself says, "needles in her hands". In the early 1980s she left her native Argentina and moved to Paris. She then headed to the south of France where she still resides. Liliana’s main passion in life is knitting. When she turned 16, she received as a birthday gift her first knitting machine from her uncle, and since then not a day goes by without her getting down to work. She gives knitting lessons and repairs old machines that no longer work to give them a second life. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed.

    Factory
    Factory

    SPAIN, Castilla y León

    COTOLINO'S WORKSHOP — In the Sánchez family, knitting is a story that began in the early 1940s. Mr and Mrs Sánchez were born in Bejar, one of the strongholds of the textile industry in Spain. They started at a very young age working in the flourishing and dynamic textile factories of the time. Casimiro was a weaver, Marcelina (who's on the picture) worked with silk and was in charge of winding the machines. After living in France for about ten years in Castres, where they continued to work in the textile industry, they returned to their homeland in the late 1980s and opened their own clothing workshop. It’s the last one standing in the region! Their main goal: quality with a particular care brought to the finishing touches. These high standards can all be seen in the details.

    SPAIN, Castilla y León

    COTOLINO'S WORKSHOP — In the Sánchez family, knitting is a story that began in the early 1940s. Mr and Mrs Sánchez were born in Bejar, one of the strongholds of the textile industry in Spain. They started at a very young age working in the flourishing and dynamic textile factories of the time. Casimiro was a weaver, Marcelina (who's on the picture) worked with silk and was in charge of winding the machines. After living in France for about ten years in Castres, where they continued to work in the textile industry, they returned to their homeland in the late 1980s and opened their own clothing workshop. It’s the last one standing in the region! Their main goal: quality with a particular care brought to the finishing touches. These high standards can all be seen in the details.

    Factory
    Size Guide

    Delivery

    This item will be shipped
    It will be sent by L'Envers in Bejar, Spain.

    Please note that all of L'Envers' pieces are made to order, they only knit once an order is placed. Allow 2 weeks for your order to be sent to you. Once sent, orders should arrive within 2 - 4 working days.

    Returns

    Most items can be returned within 14 days, excluding discounted items, some beauty products, made-to order and customised items, and face masks.
    Find out more.

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