Raised in New York City’s garment district, it is no surprise that Franceska Earls is the founder of Augden, an intricate line of handcrafted sweaters. Augden’s contemporary knitwear design is fashion forward combined with ancient roots. Constructed from the world’s finest natural yarns derived from the native peaks of the Andes Mountains, the collection celebrates luxury through its refined yet comfortable and chic style.
Earls’ handmade sweaters are knit from the finest and purest fabrics with exceptional attention to details. Each sweater exudes the love and life of the hands that knit it, creating truly iconic and memorable pieces that will be worn and passed down for generations.
Along with the natural beauty of this collection, Earls’ vision is to share the luxurious knitwear on a global scale. Augden aims to help increase global awareness about the earth’s sustainability that is extremely vital to the culture and future of the Andes. In a time when artisans are increasingly losing their craft to machinery, Augden empowers their knitters while fostering sustainable employment to these Andean artisans.
The chosen yarns are soft, hypoallergenic and both insulating in the cold and breathable in the warm sun. Augden’s collection is available at Anthropologie stores, as well as in specialty boutiques throughout North America, Canada and the United Kingdom.
For more information check out Augden’s website: www.augden.com