Our Philosophy

To create wearable, special, contemporary pieces from high quality natural materials, sourced in an environmentally conscious, ethical, and socially responsible manner. Elevating classic shapes, with playful colours and detailing.

All Orwell + Austen knitwear pieces are made in Nepal, a region renowned for producing some of the finest cashmere and knitwear in the world. The brand works collaboratively with a small, ethical, family-run producer in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal, who specialises in creating hand knitted sweaters using traditional techniques. 

From the outset the brand ethos has been to utilise the skill, expertise and craftsmanship of these Nepalese artisans to bring exceptional quality cashmere knitwear to the global fashion market, whilst ensuring that the people who make our pieces are paid fairly for their skill, expertise, and craft.