mansted is a personal knitwear collection designed and developed by charlotte mansted. the brand was created in 2002, and the two annual collections : spring/summer & autumn/winter are currently sold in denmark, sweden, norway, finland, poland, germany, holland, belgium, canada & usa.
frisbæk aps is responsible for the selling and the distribution of mansted.
our vision is to create every girls favourite knitwear, that goes well beyond season and trends, and we will be most happy when it is totally worn out!
it takes knowledge
it takes a bit of knowledge to fully appreciate mansted knit. notice the little fully fashion marks at the armhole showing that it is knit piece by piece and not cut from a roll of fabric. this gives an excellent opportunity to make unique details and pieces, only possible in knitwear, and still at affordable prices.
colours are vital. our speciality are the vibrant melange colours in lambswool & cotton, where each fibre has multiple colours. we hope to cater for every girls favourite colour. we work as seriously on colour and combinations as we do on the design of the actual knitwear piece.
we are experts on lightweight knitwear, but we also have a good selection of medium and heavier knitwear.
yarns are as pure as we can get them, or a mix of pure qualities, in cotton, linen/hemp, wool & yak.
we strive to have qualities that feel soft to the skin.
we love to experiment with new shapes like batwing, ponchos and oversize tops. we try on our knitwear many times, to assure that shapes are flattering & feminine.
finish & edges
the knitwear pieces are linked together, actually knit together, stitching into each stitch. this produces a very flat finish, not bulky, with hardly any seam allowance. unique to knitwear are the many special edges you can create.
we use natural buttons, mostly real shell, with a transparent matt rubberfinish.
yak & wool : to protect the environment – airing garments outside can be used instead of every second wash, especially if damp outside. we recommend handwash in 30°C tepid water with liquid wool soap. place garment flat while drying. use steam iron.
cotton & linen/hemp : machine wash on the wool programme, at 30°C with mild liquid soap. turn inside out. place garment flat while drying – away from the sun. use steam iron.