Meet Our Slow Fashion Knitwear Artisans

LILIANA'S WORKSHOP


Agen, FRANCE Since 1971
 
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. Then head south to France where she still resides.
Liliana has two passions in life: the first is knitting. She receives 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.

When she's not knitting, she takes care of her animals, her second passion. In 2001, one of her friends asked her to keep her her herd of mohair goats for one season. She discovered an infinite love for them and made her family grow to 70 goats. They live happily in the open air in the fields, are mowed twice a year in October and April. Each animal gives a harvest of 3 and 4 kg. The fleeces are sent to the mohair cooperative in France, which gathers the harvest of all the small independent breeders. The cooperative's role is to provide all the services necessary for the processing of mohair and to ensure the value and survival of the work of its 130 craftsmen in France. A great story of solidarity and the defence of local know-how!

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