ALLY BEE is a contemporary luxury knitwear brand working with 100% natural fibre yarns selected for high quality & low environmental impact.
Launched in London 2014, Ally Bee began with a vision to provide a sustainable luxury alternative to mass production knitwear for those wishing to make informed & critical choices for their wardrobe. The first collections were crafted in a bespoke-spun British alpaca yarns made for Ally Bee in a small spinning mill in Dorset, and a select variety of British wool. Ally Bee has since expanded its yarn source to include an Italian recycled cashmere yarn, and Cradle-to-Cradle ® cashmere & merino yarns.
Ally Bee Founder, Alison Baker has been committed to designing for sustainability and circularity since day one.
"I made a conscious decision at the outset to design and source with low impact and low waste in mind. This meant natural fibres - no nylon, glitter or sequins - traceable to origins and made without cruel animal treatment, and with high standards of land management and processing. The limitations imposed by this ethos set clear parameters in design. I have embraced this rather that see it as a restriction, and I hope this approach will become the starting point for all design, not just an afterthought."
Ally Bee collections are made in carefully selected factories and launching in 2014 Ally Bee has worked predominantly with the same small knitwear manufacturer in Hawick, Scotland.