Lou Dungate is an eponymous label based in London.
The opening collection focuses on luxury knitted accessories including blanket scarves and hats, craftsmanship and ethical production; all pieces are designed and made in London. Working with the first knit factory to operate in the city for almost 80 years, Lou sources the finest cashmere that has been spun by a family-run mill in Italy.
The designer draws inspiration from the relationship between nature and modern living; being slow, sustainable and considered in all aspects of life.
Before launching the label, Lou founded an award-knitting wool shop where she taught knitting and spent hours studying knitting patterns and understanding natural fibres. Her experience of seven years as a professional hand-knitter underpins her desire for using only the finest craftsmanship to create timeless, long-lasting knitwear.
In a conscious effort to be thoughtful, Lou creates collections that are carefully curated to be worn year after year. Eschewing the traditional fashion model of seasons, pieces will be carefully added and withdrawn – but the core collection of considered pieces will always be continued.
Lou Dungate launched with youngbritishdesigners.com, is also stocked at Pärla in Shoreditch and was featured in the Huffington Post’s Mindful Gift Guide.