Ria Burns Knitwear
About Ria Burns Knitwear
Ria Burns makes small batch, artisanal knitwear from local, traceable wool. She hand dyes her garments with homegrown and foraged native plants, handmaking each piece on a knitting machine to create a locally made, long-lasting, and unique product that works with, not against, the environment.
Ria’s knitwear is designed for longevity and made to be cherished, looked after, and passed on. She takes pride in showcasing the natural hues and qualities of British wool – a soft, warm, and durable textile.
She is committed to regenerative agriculture practices that go beyond sustainability. For Ria, it’s all about local, climate beneficial, slow fashion.
Beanie – Madder Red and Grey
Knitted in a bespoke Shetland-Romney lambswool yarn from a farm in Somerset, this beanie hat is soft, warm and cosy for the winter months. The ribbed brim is knitted in yarn hand dyed by Ria with homegrown Madder root, with the body left plain to showcase the natural heathery tones of the grey yarn.
The yarn is dyed by hand by Ria then knitted on vintage hand powered knitting machines in her Bristol studio.