You can now pre-order the Melbourne brand’s latest product: the Silknit sweater – a mulberry-silk-and-merino-wool-blend jumper with a classic crew neckline and ribbed trims. Stock is set to arrive in the next week – perfect timing as we head deeper into the clutches of winter.
“We have a very simple approach when we develop a new piece … we lay out the issues we have with our existing clothing and then create something new which solves our problems,” Paire co-founder Nathan Yun says. “I’ve never had a wool knit sweater that doesn’t irritate my skin, and once washed, would shrink and just wouldn’t sit as nice as it did before. I wanted something that was warm, gentle on the skin and looks good, even after washing.”
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If you’re fond of the brand’s undies, socks and tees, you’ll be pleased to know that these sweaters are still soft and cosy, making them perfect for evenings spent on the couch – but also smart enough to pair with denim or tailoring and wear to the office.
With a care label that reads 75 per cent Australian merino wool and 25 per cent silk, these jumpers keep the warmth but offer a smooth finish that won’t irritate dry winter skin.
“It’s exceptionally soft, hypoallergenic, and naturally regulates your body temperature,” Rex Zhang, the brand’s co-founder and head of textile development, says. “We’ve used pre-shrink technology which makes this garment machine-washable and easy to maintain”. A win for wool-lovers.
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