But in fact, it was made for me by Sue of Llynfi Textiles in Wales.
I know this, because she sent me hand-written note in my parcel, explaining that it had taken her a little longer than planned because she had fallen out with her knitting machine :D
That is the sort of back-story you just don’t get with “fast fashion”!
The pocket linings are knitted out of a darker shade of wool, just as it came off the sheep.
See the hand-stitching to secure the top corners on the inside?
The finishing is precise and sturdy.
I am confident that this garment will stand the test of time, as long as I look after it. Sue sent me instructions on exactly how to do that. She even included a natural moth-repellant sachet, and sent it in a zip-loc bag inside the eco postage packet.
Am I happy with it?
It cost a lot of money. But if it is the only ready-made garment I buy this year…?
I have bought myself more than a cardigan. I have bought peace-of-mind and you can’t put a price on that.
P.S. In case anyone is wondering, no, I was not sponsored to write such a glowing review. These thoughts are my own.