OFF THE WELL-TRODDEN PATH
lotre - a neologism on the French l'autre, is about acknowledging our need for individuality without harming our way of life in the process. In founding lotre, we are creating a brand that enables two ingredients for exciting yet sustainable clothing. Explicit creative independence allows us to offer you designs beyond the ordinary. Taking plenty of time for design and manufacturing decisions ensures our garments are long-lasting, in style, comfort and quality. We want to make sure you value your lotre products for a lifetime.
Get to know our team and learn more about our Berlin-based production process on this page.
MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND LOTRE
Founder, Designer & Executive Manager
Co-Founder, Marketing & Business Development
LEARN ABOUT THE LOTRE WORKFLOW
How we make lotre
It's a long way from yarn to your lotre knitwear. We are excited to show you around!
#1 Wool Supply
We place the highest importance on a high quality and sustainable wool supply. Exclusive use of natural fibers means no microplastics and full bio-regenerativity. You can find a detailed list of the materials used to make each garment on it's product page.
How do colors, materials and textures interact with each other and how to achieve maximum comfort? Modern knitwear design requires several complicated steps to work in tandem: Finding the right cut, deciding on a pattern for shapes and colors, determining the desired surface feel - all to be precisely translated into machine language. Contrary to other sustainable labels, we design on our own knitting machine with immediate feedback. Thereby we can fully exhaust any materials's full potential.
Every knitwear design needs to be translated into machine-readable language to ensure several core product aspects. First, this step lays the base for production quality excellence, preventing any material hiccups during knitting. Second, programming allows us to produce the knitwear piece without any excessive surface, drastically cutting resource waste. Third, it allows for speedy production after you have placed your order.
The knitting is what all the leadup is about: turning wool on cones into garments for you to wear. Our industrial Karl Mayer Stoll knitting machine either releases in-form-pieces or even 3D-knitted products. This step requires a lot of machine understanding and fine-tuning until flawless and predictable results leave the machine.
In our manufacturing step, we link the in-form-knitted pieces into finished products. Following an additional quality control, we add all labels to make our products not only look, but also read lotre. While the knitting process itself is fully automated, we place a gread importance on the manual aspects of knitwear development.
Now it is up to you: dinners with friends or cozy evenings on the couch, your lotre knits would like to come along and keep you comfortable. Enjoy your garment for years to come. If you wonder how to care for your lotre products, check out our care recommendations. And if you have any questions or wishes left, we are looking forward to hearing from you!
How is lotre sustainable?
Would you like to read more about our understanding of sustainable clothing? We have collected all the information you need about how lotre is sustainable on one page.