Kio Hand Knitting collections carry stories of creation, warmth and beauty of human histories, in particular those of women knitters from Bosnia & Herzegovina.
KIO Hand Knitting brings together two seemingly completely different worlds – the world of Bosnian-Herzegovinian women knitters still living a traditional style of life, among whom many survivors of violence and trauma from the Bosnian-Herzegovinian war, and the world of modern fashion and design. KIO Hand Knitting products will make you feel special due to their warmth and softness, the quality of production and the special story they carry, while at the same time bringing a peace of mind and economic independence to knitters..
Nadira Škaljić Mingasson’s wish as a founder and designer of KIO Hand Knitting brand, is to unite in her products the love and passion for design and colours with the tradition of handicraft which represents for her a bond with Bosnia & Herzegovina, her country of origin..
All our products start their journey as a simple pencil drawing. Our talented and dedicated knitters bring them to life with their expertise and skills, perfecting them along the way and interweaving in them their life stories and the warmth of their homes.
Our inspirations are movement, volume, light and texture. It is a real joy and challenge to combine materials, stitches and colours in every product we make. The journey to find an ideal shape and colour balance is an adventure full of surprises and unexpected results.
We follow innovations in the industry, but we remain faithful to nature, so KIO Hand Knitting products are made from lasting, organic and natural materials: wool, alpaca, llama, cashmere, silk, cotton and their combinations. The dyes used do not contain any harmful substances.
KIO Hand Knitting products are unique, soft and comfortable. They are made for everybody but are not for everyone. They are made for those who appreciate organic materials and handicraft, those who choose top-quality products with modern design, made with traditional techniques and high ethical and eco standards.
We care about our knitters, we care about our planet, we care about YOU.
Join us and become a proud owner of a KIO Hand Knitting product!