Hi I’m Juliet, the founder of Bosie Knitwear.
In 2001 I embarked upon a degree in Textiles at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen where I specialised in Knitting and Printmaking, graduating in 2005 with a 1st class honours.
I started Bosie to provide my own range of knitwear, with extremely high standards, genuine pride in my product and high attention to detail.
‘Bosie’ is a word, common in Northern Scotland, meaning 'hug' or 'cuddle' in our old Scots language, Doric. It has long been our favourite Doric word due to its phonetic quaintness, but we believe it describes our knitwear perfectly.
Providing seam free knitwear so comfortable it's like a second skin, Bosie Knitwear prides itself on designing, and ethically producing luxury, Scottish natural woollens. Our fortunate knitting location also accesses some of the softest water in Scotland, providing a much lauded softness during the process of wet-finishing, which is crucially formative during the first milling of the virgin yarn, and hard to replicate. The spinners we choose for our most prominent garments live a few miles away and have been spinning for over a century.
We prioritise style, warmth and comfort, but above all, very high quality pure new wool, and our overall ethos is 'classic and long-lasting'. We are very aware to reflect trends in silhouette, colour and patterning, but above all we provide beautifully made, staple pieces that stand the test of time. We favour sensitive techniques to get the most out of this wondrous fibre with the least waste, which our mainly seam-free technology allows. We also choose spinners who have high standards regarding the ethical treatment of sheep.
For traditional, environmental and ethical reasons, you will find Bosie Knitwear is;
Always quality pure new wool.
Always 100% knitted locally, and with care, in Scotland.