BAKKA produces contemporary Fair Isle textiles: where the traditional Shetland knitwear heritage meets modern functionality.
Our aim is to promote and help preserve the cultural heritage of a uniquely Shetland product: Fair Isle knitwear.
We believe that the only way to preserve a tradition is to contemporarise it, to use it. Our inspiration is drawn from the oldest 'heritage' patterns and we have replicated the traditional natural colours. But instead of using Shetland wool, BAKKA uses the world's leader in luxurious contemporary 100% superfine merino yarn. The resulting textiles are silky soft, durable and affordable.
Additionally, BAKKA's products are as sustainable as possible; economically, socially and environmentally.
The 2019 collection introduces a new and unique fabric - reversible Fair Isle! We are in the process of updating the website, so please be patient while we do.
EXPERIENCE JOY - WEAR ART - WEAR BAKKA
BAKKA is a selected member of Craft Scotland, Crafts Council and Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery.
Also a member of Shetland Arts and Crafts Association.
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BAKKA thanks the Shetland Islands Council for a Start-Up Grant which supported the production of the first collection and also HIE and Emergents Creatives for further grant funding support.
Special thanks to the models - Rhea, Sally and Joe.