Our Story

Modern. Luxe. Sustainable.

 

SSKEIN is a luxury sustainable knitwear line made in the highest-quality natural fibers sourced in South America. Our definitive silhouettes, attention to detail and timeless pieces are suited for the modern day woman to be worn for years to come.

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How to pronounce SSKEIN and what does it actually mean?

\ skān \

a length of thread or yarn, loosely coiled and knotted⁣

 

Read about our values of sustainability

 

Elisa Yip, Founder and Creative Director

ELISA YIP

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF SSKEIN

With over twenty years of knitwear design experience, Elisa has developed a refined aesthetic while working with luxury fibers from across the globe.  After her studies at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and Polìmoda in Florence Italy, she spent her career designing for fashion brands and high end retailers in New York, across Asia and finally Seattle, where she settled with her family.  During her career, she has seen the impact "fast fashion" is having on the environment and wanted to change how she approaches her designs.

Elisa envisioned creating SSKEIN as a sustainable knitwear brand made with purpose and integrity.