Our Story


Bare Knitwear was born out of a small studio on the West Coast of Canada with the goal to combine heritage artisanship with modern design. 
After years of searching for small scale, honest production and luxurious fibres, Peru became the origin of Bare Knitwear products in the summer of 2014. Brand founder Kelsey Adair spent weeks in the country developing Bare Knitwear's fist collection of hand knit scarves and hats. From a hostel room high in the Peruvian Andes, Bare Knitwear was established.

Today the brand continues to collaborate with small producers and artisan groups throughout Peru for the development of their signature alpaca, wool and pima cotton collections. Proud of the personal relationships the brand has developed with their partners, each design brought to life is intended to represent the collaborative process and care that goes into slowly developing each small batch collection. 

The name Bare is symbolic of the natural, un-fussy and authentic beauty that anchors the brand aesthetic. Utilizing a variety of traditional and modern production methods, Bare Knitwear's edited collections are designed to challenge the fast fashion model and become heirloom pieces that provide refuge, ease and joy to people around the world. 
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