Every week we feature a sustainable brand on our blog. This week's featured brand isM.Patmos.
Even though most people tend to think knits can only be worn during the cooler months, the M. Patmos collection of knits is designed to be worn in a variety of ways year round. Founded in 2011 by Marcia Patmos, the Rhode Island School of Design alum, the brand is known for its architectural silhouettes and inventive use of knits, an unfulfilled niche within the contemporary luxury knit space.
A conscious consumer and designer, Patmos networks with like-minded designers to find manufacturing facilities as close as possible to the raw materials to reduce her carbon footprint. For instance: alpaca yarn knitted by artisan groups in Bolivia, cashmere goat fur and yarn sourced and produced in China, special printed yarn from Italy to be knitted in neighboring Romania and yak fiber from Tibet.
Patmos's knitwear design acumen and approach paid off off during the 2015 International Woolmark Prize competition where she won the U.S. regional and the international awards for a total of $120,300 to put toward her line. She also enjoyed the opportunity to have some of her winning pieces produced and sold at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and the chance to meet influential judges like Victoria Beckham.
You can purchase M.Patmos pieces from various stockists all over the world.