The MAREE Collection

Discover the creativity and craftsmanship behind the knits in our new series: UNSPUN.

Here we take a look at two new Navygrey additions for 2024.


Launching 06.02.24

The MAREE Story

Talk about the Loch, the meaning to Rachel - Parent's Honeymoon location. (photo on the left one taken by them?)

The Tank

A modern take on a traditional piece.

We've taken the much-loved float stitch and added it onto a new sleeveless silhouette. Worn by itself or layered over a t-shirt, this is a real forever knit that will stand the test of time. A true beauty.

Getting into

The knitty-gritty

How long does it take to make?

Each piece is lovingly crafted, taking around two and a half hours each to perfect, from knitting to final press and packaging. Linking each collar, button band, pockets and for the tank, the armbands. Quality time is spent linking the different sections of the garment together, checking stitch by stitch, ensuring each and everyone matches and is aligned. The process is meticulous and delicate, creating the finest of knits.

How many people does it take to create each piece?

From start to finish, each knit is handled by eight to nine people. As the garment makes it way through the factory, quality time is spent linking and hand-sewing to have every loose end and ties hidden away. After all these processes are complete, the garment is then washed and has final quality checks before being packaged up and sent to a loving customer.

What are the pieces made out of?

Unlike our previous LORTON styles, LORTON 005/ The Cardigan and LORTON 006/ The Tank, are both made out of 100% Scottish-spun Lambswool. Each piece is knitted into a luxurious 3 gauge, creating a soft and chunky jumper for maximum warmth.

What is the inspiration behind the float stitch design?

The float stitch design across the front is inspired by the classic Scottish Fairisle sweaters. Traditionally the Fairisle pattern consists of two colours per row. The LORTON's feature Navygrey's take on this classic Scottish design.

The stitch is made up of a formation of knit and pearl stitches moving together and floating across others to create a reverse Fairisle inspired pattern. A tonal textured stitch.

Natural buttons

Each button is delicately etched with Navygrey and made by Courtney and Co. A British button manufacturer, on the mission of reviving button making, using natural materials and traditional techniques. The buttons are made from Corozo nuts, that are derived from the Tagua palm tree. Sustainable, natural and practical. Made in England. Uniquely ours.