BIRKEN is a small label run by Erica Hogenbirk. Started as a handknitter and now mainly working on Brother handknittingmachines (3 and 7 gauge) and Stoll industrial machines (CMS 320 TC-C 3 gauge / CMS 320 TC 3.5.2 gauge knit&wear). Computer made prints turn into soft and colorful products. Inspiration is found in nature, architecture and every day life. These influences are photographed and translated into dessins and knits. The process of making each item takes quite some time and these slow made products are created by her hand. The focus is on ensuring the knitted products are beautifully made and timeless for the consious consumer.