“Knitluxe Studio aims to transform and challenge the perception of knitted textiles while maintaining traditional knitwear techniques mixed with modern contemporary designs.”

 

About

 

Szilvia Burrows is an award-winning textile designer specialising in knitwear, located in Buckinghamshire, England.

Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Szilvia moved to the UK in 2009 to complete her college course in Art and Design and went on to complete her degree in Buckinghamshire New University to pursue her dream to be a designer and in 2017 she graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded first prize of the Hill Osborne Bursary by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters the same year.

In response to her research and passion for Activewear Fashion, she decided to pursue her own vision to create reimagined, sophisticated yet practical sports luxe products.

Our process

Szilvia’s inspiration comes from the diversity of London and her home city; Budapest and current active wear trends, combined with retro-sports design details.

Her design process starts off with collecting inspiration and imagery from urban environments, classical textiles, unusual compositions and vibrant colours which later defines her palette where bold shapes and structures then translate into knitted fabric samples. The finished pieces are than developed on a domestic and industrial 12-gauge Dubied knitting machine, creating truly distinctive, refreshing and authentic designs.

Duchess Olivia
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Craftmanship 

 

 

Alongside her uncompromising design aesthetics, Szilvia is committed to sustainability and only selecting ethically sourced and traceable luxury yarns and preferring to use natural fibres. Her aim is to encourage ethical practice and reduce environmental impact at all stages from design to production and only selecting the finest natural materials that are ethically sourced from the UK and Italy. 

 

We only work with suppliers whom can provide and implement the following when it comes to manufacturing and supplying goods:

  • traceability of the supply chain

  • sustainable global growth

  • only using GOTS approved dyes in the manufacturing process

  • knowledge of all chemical substances including technical documentation and safety data sheets

  • respect for human rights and worker's rights

  • company welfare

  • animal welfare

We are proud supporters of Campaign for Wool.

The final pieces are hand finished with great care and inspected to maintain the highest standard of quality. Due to their handmade nature are timeless and intended to become cherished everyday items.  

Knitluxe Studio is designed to make the wearer feel powerfully different while retaining craftsmanship, quality, sustainability and contemporary knitwear design with maximising the natural performance properties of wool.

 

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Geelong Lambswool colour swatches from Scottish spinner
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Meet the maker

 

Hi, I'm Szilvia (Szilvi); owner and designer-maker of Knitluxe Studio. Thank you for visiting my page and browsing through my handcrafted products. 

If you can't find what you're looking for, please do get in touch with me via email to get started on your bespoke Knitluxe Studio piece.