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About Us


Relais Knitware, founded in a small New York studio in the spring of 1984, produces intricately knit sweaters and accessories for distinctive, modern women. Our company has realized steady and significant growth since our humble beginnings in a cramped Tribeca workspace. We pride ourselves in basing our production operation in the United States, working in tandem with third generation local knitters and yarn spinners who share our commitment to innovation and fine craftsmanship.

At Relais Knitware, we discover inspiration in the most unexpected details of our work – from delicate appliques, to chunky handknits, to whisper-thin, fine gauge jerseys. Our designers expertly meld contemporary silhouettes and high end textiles to create each trend forward collection. We feature rich textures and muted, earthy color stories punctuated by bold, saturated hues. Each Relais Knitware garment reflects our unswerving passion for unique and timeless style. 

Susan Melizan was born in Trinidad, and studied in England before moving to the United States. She has a background in textile design.

 Please feel free to contact us at -production.relaisknitware@gmail.com