Would you believe me if I told you two Harvard grads would create a beachy, laid back knitwear line inspired by the 70s and traveling the world? Welllllll, you better believe it, chickadees! Founders Paola and Mark traded the halls of higher education for a backpacking trip through Bali. From their adventures, Wooden Ships was born. Wooden Ships is a knitwear line made to order in Bali…that means your order isn’t sitting in a warehouse waiting to be sold, but rather made only when you purchase it, with major quality and attention to detail!
Best of all, chances are your new knit was made by a female artisan, trained especially to operate knitting machines. While the use of knitting machines is traditionally dominated by men, Wooden Ships has made it their mission to train female employees and breakdown cultural barriers. Today, over 60% of their employees are [ badass ] women who can knit a meaaaan sweater…how cool is that?!
And as if all of this *girl power* wasn’t enough to inspire you, Wooden Ships is working to employ another valuable power source…renewable energy. As of this year, their production center in Bali was 75% powered by solar energy. Fingers crossed for 100% by 2018 🙂
In this post I’m wearing the “Beach” V-Neck Sweater in Pure Snow/Paddleboard, but it comes in lots of other cute color combos, too! It’s a perfect throw-on for a windy day at the beach, plus it can double as a coverup 🙂 I wore mine while exploring the little old beach town of Grayton Beach with my photog, Hanna.