Shannyn Lorkin | Sydney, now Melbourne
Revel Knitwear creates luxury hand-knitted pieces for the modern minimalist. Designed using the classic, timeless aesthetics of knitting, Revel believes that quality is essential and sustainable production non-negotiable.
Designer Shannyn Lorkin believes that the key to a great wardrobe, is having good quality basics, and focusing on quality, and style.
"I wanted to create knitwear that was classic and timeless. Being hand-made, it provides more of a bespoke and exclusive experience for the consumer. A knit that has been truly made for you, with a lot of passion and love. Fashion to me is about telling a story about who you are and we want our customer to feel endlessly comforted when they wear it and get a lot of longevity out of each piece"
Revel aims to be enriched with the story that began it all, a legacy after her grandmother Beverley who taught her to knit. This brand is a celebration of life and love with the knitwear finding a place in every wardrobe, and like the love between a grandmother & granddaughter, something that never gets old.
“We believe in creating a more sustainable future for the fashion industry by reducing the waste we create, and the amount and type of products we consume. Like you, we are a lover of beautiful things, and we believe you should still be able to buy the things you want, so we've created products that will make you feel good, while also doing good for the environment and world around you. We are committed to ethical, transparent production with our knitwear and are continually learning how we can reduce our carbon footprint.“
Disruptive of the “normal” fashion timetable, Revel only produces 2 key seasons each year and will often carry over key styles. Designed by Shannyn Lorkin in Sydney and hand-made by women around Australia, Revel are an intimate team, in direct contact with their makers to ensure everyone is well supported.
“No factories, just women who love to knit. That is why our knits can take up to 2 weeks to get to you. We want to ensure you enjoy your knit without anyone else feeling bad. We will continue to share our process with you as we grow and the wonderful women behind the needles.”