Precious materials, traditional craftsmanship and long-standing partners: from the gentle extraction of cashmere to knitwear production, our focus is on appreciation, trust and loyalty.
Iris von Arnim designs laid-back and luxurious collections for today and tomorrow. Behind each piece is an intuitive process: not only a reflection of the zeitgeist but rather an interpretation.
The collection’s essence is luxury knitwear: outstanding and pure designs meet elaborate manufacturing techniques. High-quality knit essentials and signature pieces combined with timeless ready-to-wear and elegant doubleface pieces. Like all the designs, the expressive prints and patterns are created by hand in our design studio in Hamburg.
"I don't follow every trend. My creations are timeless - each piece made to last a lifetime. I like the idea that my designs become favourite pieces. Ones that are cherished and, not least because of the quality, worn for many years with a sense of well-being."
MaterialsIris von Arnim's focus: appreciating the materials and their origin. As well as the product's outstanding quality and longevity.
Highest standardsIris von Arnim’s designs are like a friend who knows exactly what you need. They enable you to experience this pleasant feeling on your skin.
"Valuing the material is the core essence of our thinking. It has always been part of our philosophy."
VALENTIN VON ARNIM
Values & Transparency
Mutual trust and loyalty are the foundation which allows Iris von Arnim’s creativity to flourish. Selected partners have been accompanying the family business for many years: people with extensive knowledge of their craft who show the same appreciation for valuable resources such as cashmere.
As early as the mid-eighties, the designer set the foundation for manufacturing in Italy, where most yarn manufacturers originate. 70 percent of the collections continue to be crafted there. The carefully selected circle of hand knitters is from Poland and the greater part of the ready-to-wear garments is produced in Europe.
The highest-quality cashmere is sourced from Inner and Outer Mongolia, providing the perfect habitat for the cashmere goats. During spring, the adult animals are carefully and gently brushed out. A process that – unlike shearing – is very similar to the natural shedding process.
Certain sophisticated and complex knitting structures are best
accomplished with long-standing partners in China. A country with
the world’s oldest cashmere heritage.