Luna Niños began in 2002 with a vision to create simple yet stylish quality knitwear for baby’s & kids. True design takes a long, long time – especially with sizing & fit – but we had the best help & expertise … our FRIENDS & CLIENTS … & our KNITTERS.
Initially there were 8 styles in our range – and we still love them ALL after 14 years – timeless design lasts a long, long time. And so do really good quality knits!
We love seeing our knits being passed down from sibling to sibling. But we adore hearing our knit blankets & garments ‘just won’t be parted with’ – ‘they WILL NOT share’ – because they love them to bits. We totally get that!
So after a decade of sitting back watching the fast paced, fast fashion & furiously fast world of ‘way too many trends’, we have our own conclusion…LET’S KEEP THIS REAL…LET’S KEEP THIS SIMPLE. Let’s re-produce our beautiful, original knitwear range – because quality sings – quality knits last & are loved for a lifetime.
We are proud … & a little daunted … to launch Luna Niños on instagram @luna.ninos Originators of fine quality baby & kids knitwear made in Australia – producing wholegarment ® seamless technology – right back when we were told ‘it wasn’t possible’.
Dreams do come true … and we hope our dream & vision will outlast the fast … we believe it will. Luna Niños #knitsforlife
Our clever friends at Wrightson Stewart have launched WSworkshop … a shopping experience geared to ‘the guys’ … & gals, who love good design & style.
WSworkshop believe in the beauty & authenticity of thoughtfully made LIFE essentials – a beautifully curated collection of carefully crafted products, generous in spirit – standing the test of time.
They believe in consideration & empathy towards their clients & those who live with & wear their products … partnering with Australia’s best artists, designers & makers.
… and this is MUSIC TO OUR EARS my friends … as we share the same aesthetics.
We are proud to have our Extrafine Merino Wool blankets in their range & have indeed purchased some of their fine wares for our office … and for ourselves.
Thank you WS workshop — we think you are great & we love being a part of your project!
Friends for LIFE — and friends are ESSENTIAL!
The Design Syndicate held it’s inaugural trade event in Melbourne & what a gorgeous affair it was. We are so proud … and relieved … to be a part of this design group and as one of our lovely clients said “it was a treat to escape the mass market for a while! Congrats on stepping away from the crowd!”
For those clients who visited … you KNOW how pampered we all were. For those who didn’t … you gotta get on board. We know how to ‘show in style’ @ The Design Syndicate.
And the BUZZ on the street is … we will be back in Sydney … larger & lovelier. Thank you Brian @ Bison for such an elegant & well curated event, and for sharing our ethos to create & support authentic, original design … and be brave enough to operate outside the throngs.
Brian is shown ‘ROCKING’ our merino wool knitted jumper. Mens Knits coming soon!
Over the years we have called upon our friends, family, babysitters … photographers niece, my grand niece, stylists mothers group … and anyone who is keen to be draped in knits for an hour or two.
And the result is always happy, relaxed and natural … just the way we like our knits to be.
Here is Indi from 10 years ago modelling our cotton tree blanket in aqua & sage ~ with matching tree bonnet.
Thanks Indi you gorgeous little munchkin. xxxxx
The Design Syndicate is a group of exclusive Australian brands getting together : four days of beautiful homewares; accessories, sensory ranges and carefully curated seasonal releases for the discerning buyer.
We represent quality and authenticity, and our collection of leading brands cannot be found elsewhere.
Join us for a coffee, fresh fruit and pastries, or a glass of wine in the light-filled atrium of ‘TREETOPS’.
Conveniently located under one roof at the Melbourne Museum and all within 50m of
the Royal Exhibition Building (Life InStyle).
9am – 6pm daily, 4–6 August
9am – 3pm Sunday, 7 August
Follow us on Instagram @thedesignsyndicate
Saturday July 16, I had the honour of meeting amazing women – who live & breathe their craft, their vision – their passion for provenance.
The event was held in Daylesford at the most beautiful home & studio of Natasha Morgan – a landscape artist & superb cook – in Spargo Creek.
Hosted by Lara @lovewalkeatsea who has the most enlightening “passion for provenance” & has been travelling around Australia championing local produce & provenance.
And the theme of the day – knitting – knitting with provenance.
The beautiful passion & persona of Megan Elizabeth dreamt up this vision of sharing her wool; a knitting experience, new patterns designed by Rhi Owens, local produce prepared & served throughout the afternoon by Natasha, with wonderful knitters from beginner to advanced sharing stories, sharing their passion for good wool, in a superb setting near Daylesford.
And with hand crafted wooden knitting needles by the talented wood turner Jesse Bree @jessebree, which we were humbled to take home, along with the handmade woolly flowers using SCOUT wool by Fleur Lyon @thefolkmaker – a botanical Fibre Artist – we were truly spoilt.
What an honour it was to be a part of this KNIT HEAVEN. I was invited along to bring some of our Luna Knit blankets to be on display … and to keep we knitters warm.
Thank you to all for such an amazing experience … and for being so inspiring & true to your cause. xx
Wool Days has created a beautiful business sourcing Australian wool … supporting & championing the sheep & their farmers.
Their wool is single origin & breed specific, sourced directly from responsible & passionate Australian sheep farmers & processed in mills with strict environmental benchmarks.
Scout wool comes from Eden Valley Farm in Dumbleyung, Western Australia. The 2000 hectare property was settled in 1905, and has been in the Lloyd family since 1945, with Ross and Terri Lloyd as the current owners (sheepdogs Jeff & Dot help out too). The property has been certified Demeter Biodynamic since 1988, a system that supports & develops world class ecological & sustainable production of food and natural fibres. As well as raising sheep, Ross and Terri also grow grain crops which they process into grain flour and stockfeeds.
Eden Valley is home to 4,500 Merino sheep (originally descendants of Collinsville Merino). Since 1950 the family have been breeding their own Stud Merino Rams to do well in their Biodynamic farming system, with a quiet temperament & natural resistance to parasites, they thrive in the low rainfall environment, producing a bright white wool with a soft handle (the fibre is 21 microns).
Megan lives & breathes her passion for wool & provenance – her wool ‘Scout’ has been minimally processed following organic standards from certified biodynamic wool, so there is no nasty chemical residue hidden in the yarn – only more gorgeous wool.
We love Wool Days & we love the passion of Megan Elizabeth – a true champion for fine Australian Merino Wool.
This Winter we introduced our newest, warmest, BIGGEST knit jumper EVER.
Our Luna Gal Turtle neck is just the right length, turtle not too high with delicious long sleeves.
We are not always sure if our designs will sell well – but this style took off instore as soon as it landed – the re-orders were coming in fast.
So after 4 production runs in merino wool this season, we are now working on a new version for spring.
But until then … stay snug … buy wool … support Australian made knitwear.
The 21st June marks the shortest day of the year – and the real beginning to our Winter in Melbourne.
Winter can be gloomy and grey … but we love to rug up, hunker down, and enjoy slow cooked nourishing food … and our wool knits … and knitting.
Knit blankets and warm wool jumpers are our forte – and phones run hot with enquiries and orders from our clients.
SO … gloom is not all bad … it is just shaded grey or partial darkness.
Embrace the grey and our shortest day!