Member of the Week
Layla Chelache learnt the basics of knitting when she was just six years old from her Irish grandmother. She set up her company ‘Chelache’ after several years and various roles in the fashion industry. Dedicating all her time to her passion.
Her work reflects her love of colours, textures and sculptural forms. While her work is visually appealing there is also an ethos behind her knitwear, which adds a whole new dimension. Her disapproval of throwaway consumer culture and mass produced items is reflected in the high quality of her knitwear.
From her small knit laboratory in Hackney, Chelache uses a vintage hand operation knitting machines to create her unique textile pieces. This gives her the potential to play with the construction of the fabric and exploit its structural qualities.
To keep up with Chelache and her work check out her directory page
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