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Sphere One is modern, conceptual knitwear, designed in Ireland using only the world's finest cashmere, wool and silk. Each season, an original collection of luxury cashmere sweaters, cardigans and accessories for women is designed in our Dublin studio, under the creative direction of Irish designer Lucy Downes. A Sphere One piece of knitwear supports the ideal of design integrity and quality, shaped by sensitivity to place and explorations of colour, underpinned by exacting technical construction. The individually hand framed and hand embroidered pieces in the world's finest cashmere envelop the wearer in a sublime feeling of tactile softness and featherweight warmth.

Learn more about Sphere One designer Lucy Downes

Photograph taken through a window of the back of a woman with red hair tied in a ponytail wearing a white shirt and wool vest

The Sphere One logo is a circle, hand-stitched at the back-neck of each garment using a different coloured yarn each season. Unobtrusive to the wearer, the softness of the garment is kept intact against the skin. This subtle logo characterises the craftsmanship of the collection, where each piece is woven on a hand loom or knitted on a hand frame. The circle is central to the Sphere One identity, from the pleasing purity of the shape, to the environmental spheres we live in and the cocooning nature of what we wear.

For over twenty years, a commitment to working with the best sustainably sourced natural yarns has been at the core of Sphere One’s philosophy. The finest mills in Scotland and Italy – mills with reputations built on years of acquired skill and craftsmanship – comb, dye, twist and spin the cashmere for luxury, longevity and beauty. The Scottish and Italian cashmere is dyed before spinning, giving a vibrancy and depth to every colour, while the quality of the yarn ensures an exquisite finish and reduced pilling. The quality ensures that with care, a Sphere One cashmere sweater or cardigan should continue to please for many years. 

Read more about how to wash and care for your cashmere

Sphere One has always been passionate about zero waste, and garments are made by hand and to order so yarns and garments are never stockpiled. When you invest in a Sphere One piece of knitwear you can feel confident that you are investing in the world’s finest yarns, expertly milled, spun and dyed, strictly to requirements and mindful of sustainability. We believe a Sphere One piece should be a luxurious keepsake, and given care at every point of its journey, from maker to wearer, for the lifespan of the garment.

Read more about Sphere One's slow fashion and sustainability ethos