Önling creates unique Nordic knit design and slow fashion

The story of Önling

Önling was created in 2015 by Katrine Hannibal and Lotte Ronan, with the aim of designing your favorite knits. The things that you use again and again, in many different contexts, because they make you feel comfortable and have a versatile and classic expression.

We believe in classic design, sustainable production, natural materials and a long life time. These values permeate everything we do and all our designs. Our knitting patterns  are in a Nordic, classic style, and we produce our own, sustainable yarns at a family-run spinning mill in Italy - and everything is based on the principle that in order for it to become your favorite garment, it must be made of good, natural materials.

Önling means favorite in Danish. Just to prove that our ambition of making your favorite knitwear, is something we take quite seriously

A passion for sustainability and creativity

When wool is used for hand knitting, it becomes sustainable in its very own way. When you produce your new favorite garment with your own hands and knitting needles, it happens with minimal impact on the environment. Completely without emissions from production and pollution from packaging and transportation. And the lifespan of beautiful clothing produced by yourself is very long.


Önling produces and sells our own yarns, produced at a family-run yarn spinning mill in Italy. The yarn is sustainably produced and meets organic standards with the following certificates: Defra Animal Welfare, Caregora (angora), NWD integrity program (wool) / Sustainawool, TF Traceability & Fashion / Tessile & Saltute / REACH, Origine Preferenziale / Preferential Origin.

Wool is a renewable material, and all our wool can be traced all the way back to the individual sheep on the individual field. Our suppliers can vouch for the welfare of the animals and of course all our wool is mulesing-free.

At Önling creativity and sustainability goes hand in hand

Get a unique handknitted product - even if you can't knit

Under the heading "Hand-knitted in Denmark", all our classic, Nordic knitting designs can also be yours, even if you can't knit.

We work with a number of skilled hand knitters in Denmark, who hand knit to order. This allows you to get a unique hand-knitted product in exactly the colors you want and adapted to your own wishes and measurements.

We do this because we believe in a better approach and believe that a fundamental change is needed in the fashion industry. There is a need for better products that last longer and are more environmentally friendly - and there is a need for consumers to buy fewer things of higher quality.

At Önling, we always choose materials that leave the least possible imprint on the environment, as we know that everything that is not responsibly produced, does not have the slightest chance of becoming the favorite garment of the modern consumer.

Circular packaging
We have boycotted plastic!

We have chosen to avoid using plastic completely in our packaging, as we do not want to contribute to the plastic islands floating around in the world's oceans. Thus, all of our products are wrapped in recycled paper bags, and while this may sound like a small change, it's a big deal for us. We have already saved the environment 70,000 plastic bags and we are proud to have taken on this responsibility.

We believe that consumers give a vote, when they shop and that every single purchase you make, is a message to companies about which direction you want them to steer. So we ask you to let your purchase count, by buying from companies that make a difference. Our hope is that more people will buy less - but better. Think before you buy, and buy only what you really want and need.

Önling is based on three key design and production principles:

Timeless

A classic collection not dominated by trends, but with timeless pieces that are wearable, and that will last, from one season to the next. 

Natural

Made from clean, natural materials of the highest quality, including GOTS certified wool and cotton, deadstock fabrics, fish leather, tencel and bamboo. 

Responsible

Focused on doing the right thing at every step in our supply chain, from using sustainable fabrics and replacing all packaging with recycled paper rather than plastic to ensuring everyting we print is biodegradable and cradle-to-cradle certified.