Socially responsible & ethically certified.
We choose to knit with one of the last remaining knitting machines in Melbourne, which is certified by ECA (Ethical Clothing Australia).
We are now working across The Tasman too with our factory in Auckland, New Zealand. With years of experience, they live up to our high standards of quality and share our ethical values. Just like our Melbourne factory, they also ensure their team is looked after by providing safe working conditions and fair pay for all of their workers.
In both factories our pieces are innovatively designed to be knitted all in one piece. Creating seamless knits with minimal labour and minimal waste.
Certified sustainble yarns
We trace the supply chain of every knit carefully, working with premium yarns from around the world that carry a wide range of certifications;
RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)
RAS (Responsible Alpaca Standard)
RMS (Responsible Mohair Standard)
NZ ZQ Merino certification
BCI (Better Cotton Initiative)
OEKOTEX® Standard 100
Click here for more information about all of our certfications.
Natural fibres like merino wool, alpaca, possum, cotton, silk and mohair are breathable while you own them, and then naturally break down afterwards.
Some fibres, like mohair and alpaca, do benefit from a small amount of polyester for longevity and to help them keep their shape, so we use this fibre thoughtfully and sparingly.
As we grow we are striving to increase the sustainability of our supply chain even more. We are working to decrease the carbon footprint of our supply chain by working more and more with some of the last local spinners remaining in Australia and New Zealand.
Throughout our supply chain from fibre to to yarn to jumper, the need for packaging is eliminated if possible. Any necesary packaging is reused and recycled as often as possible within the Francie studio, and then can be recycled or home-composted when it reaches you.
Considered design that lasts
Made to last physically, and aesthetically. Our collection of knits is an evolving range of modern classics.
Sizing approached differently:
Our pieces are designed with no shoulder seams and in generous sizes. This means they fit beautifully on many different body shapes, and move with you if your body changes over time.
Natural fibres in our relaxed designs make our knits perfect for layering up in winter, or as a light layer at night in the warmer months.
Less is More:
We produce in limited quantities and rarely have sales.