Hannah learnt how to knit from her Grandmother’s from age 5. Hailing from a small village in the north of England she has traveled far and wide with her craft. Studying in England and New York, she holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design in Fashion Design and Society and has worked her way across the States for the likes of Calvin Klein Collection in New York, and St John Knits in California as well as for many other well known brands.
She believes in the power of fashion to change the lives of women who still hold the precious skills of handwork across the world, and recently has been living in Peru to work alongside the women there. She still loves to knit and makes all the original samples herself, writing the patterns for the HJK knitwear designs to pass onto the women who then execute production.
Passionate about every aspect of how we can serve mother earth, and heal ourselves at the same time, HJK aligns with personal values of materials always being 100% Biodegradable, and following fair trade practices for production. Yarn is carefully sourced from Italy and Peru and often developed especially for HJK.
She also holds women’s circles and you can find her practicing yoga or getting into nature whenever she has the chance, in between being an international nomad on a mission to empower women though craft.
You can read more about her journey on the JOURNAL.