Meet with Rūkė founders - Neringa and Linas. We are husband and wife and we live in Lihuanian village homestead. Neringa has a fashion designer education and Linas is IT specialist. We have a great passion for creativity especially for knitted products (knitwear). We like everything what is related to it: texture, silhouette, warmth, comfort, cozyness; as well as knitwear doesn't have seasonality we must admit that even from very simple forms it's possible to create especially beautiful silhouettes, designs and fabric slumps.
In the beginning knitting was men's privilege and for their monopoly they fighted even with special laws. There's information based on historical records that in the past kings not allowed to wear sweaters for anyone and disobedient were punished or were forced to pay excise duties. From the beginning knitting was considered as an art and it became a craft only after William Lee in 1589's had invented a knitting machine which has spread all over France and later - to other countries. In XIX century after mechanization of machines knitting industry was fast developing and it was thought that hand knitting will be driven out but it didn't happen. Hand knitting became even more valuable. And today sweater became a MUST-HAVE clothing in most people's wardrobe. The most famous designers doesn't imagine their collections without sweaters. And to all - this hand knitting received a new name - it's New Yoga, and that's why hand knitting is inseparable part of our life.
Lithuania and our families have longstanding traditions in knitting. And we always felt, that it would be possible to better represent beauty of lithuanian knitting and crafts. With this idea in mind Neringa has graduated in Vilnius design college and after gaining a specialty of fashion designer decided to focus on creating modern, cozy and comfortable knitwear. In 2011 Neringa and Linas has met each other and idea about knitwear gained new form and Rūkė is a result.
We are very excited to present you Rūkė - brand which you can trust because of exclusive designs, simple patterns, sustainability, architectural silhouettes and fabric slumps. We expect that you will like to browse our products and share with our values: