Homegrown Knitwear Labels On Our Radar

Homegrown Staff

Meghana Kiran’s deconstructed knitwear is one that has gained national and international acclaim of late. With her label Bitch and Two Sticks, Kiran crafts colourful knitted pieces and is essentially a fun menswear brand (an evident gap in the current market that she noticed), but honestly can be worn by anyone really.

A knitwear designer who is originally from New Delhi, Taarini Anand is a design graduate from Istituto Marangoni, Milan and has a varied aesthetic. From the fact that she loves the 80s to the life experience that she holds close to learning the craft of knitting from her grandmother, her creative language is a reflection of her shifting interests and her many facets as a person.

For those who’re looking for polished knitwear, Meko Studio is your best bet. A brand that has a presence in India and London, Mehak Khosla started it with a vision to create a slow knitwear brand with timeless designs crafted by Indian artisans. Their focus on artisan partnerships, ethical practices, and being quality-driven and conscious is something Meko Studio takes pride in.

Based out of Kumaon in Uttarakhand, Oh KU is a knitwear brand that works with the women of the locality to help them generate income and livelihood. While their repertoire only features simple pieces like cropped vests, tops and wraps, the mastery in each piece is apparent.

Started essentially as a fashion collective, MARGN was founded by designers Ranjit Yadav and Saurabh Maurya who debuted with a capsule collection. Taking the handknit approach towards creating functional workwear that has a crisp silhouette, the brand offers elevated knitwear with subtle symbolic details.