Introducing Adagio Made - the First Edition
We want to invite you to be part of our journey to create luxurious knitted products right here in Australia.
Andrew and Nadine started Adagio Mills 3.5 years ago. We and our team currently make super soft knitting yarns from natural fibres. We are very proud of our team and grateful for everyone who has created with our yarns.
Everywhere we go we find people love what we do and our yarns but many would like to buy our knitting projects as finished garments rather than knit them themselves.
We have identified and tested a knitting machine that matches our yarns and are very excited that we could be one of the few mills that are able to process all the way from fibre through to finished garments in one place.
Our garments and accessories will be the epitome of luxury whilst also being sustainable, eco-friendly and completely natural. Welcome to Slow Fashion.
Being sustainable is a cornerstone in the way Adagio Mills operates with local fibre, employment and elegance in natural colours.
Why crowdfunding? You may have noticed, or even been involved in, the Kickstarter campaign that we ran in 2015. We were backed by 200 backers and were successfully funded. We have a lasting connection with our backers who have started the Adagio community. We love meeting our Kickstarter backers in person when we have been out promoting Adagio Mills and have loved to see what they made with their yarn rewards.
Become a backer and we will share with you the development of your garment from fleece through the whole process until it is ready to wear. From the start we will bring you closer to the farmers who grew the fleece then learn about how we make yarns. We will be developing a special blend of merino and alpaca fleece into a superior yarn to make your garment extra soft and cosy. You will receive exclusive insights on the development of this yarn and its processing through our mill. This will include videos and images of the processing of the yarn. The journey will then continue with the ups and down of installing and learning to operate our new knitting machine and knitting your rewards.
Be the very first to receive products made from our knitting machine, the "First Edition".
Information about the rewards for this project
We have developed our Kickstarter rewards on a hand operated knitting machine to ensure they are possible to be made on the knitting machine. The knitting machine that we will be purchasing will be automated and have many more features than our manual one!
Photos and details of the rewards
The Cantabile Scarf
Cantabile is a musical term that means "in a singing style" and this scarf will be loved by men and women alike. Pictured in Clouds colourway, it is perfect for yourself or a gift for that special someone!
The Abby pram blanket
Designed for our niece, The Abby pram blanket features sweet cables and will keep your baby cosy and warm when out and about in the pram!
The Prelude Poncho is timeless elegance. It is one size fits most and is just like wearing an alpaca hug!
Yarn for you!
Do you already love our yarns? We haven't forgotten you! We will make available a limited release of the Kickstarter blend of yarn for you to make whatever your heart desires! It will be a pack of six 50g balls of 4ply yarn.
Morning at the Mill - be there to see your scarf knitted!
A very limited number of rewards available to enjoy a personal tour of Adagio Mills and see the new knitting machine in action, knitting your own scarf! The morning will start with morning tea (scones, jam and cream), followed by a mill tour then choose the details of your scarf from design and colour samples at the mill. Finally see your own scarf with the design you chose knitted in front of your eyes! This reward is limited to 7 persons only and each will have a personal tour on a weekday of your choice in February/March 2019. Orange is about 4 hours drive from Sydney and all travel and accommodation are at your own cost. Orange is a fantastic area for a trip away so this is a great excuse to explore the Central West of NSW!
New reward added! The "Kite"Shawl
Perfect for Spring evenings the "Kite" Shawl will be your new favourite addition to your wardrobe. Asymmetrical with natural colours of Stormy Grey, Concerto and Clouds, it will go with everything!
Colour and yarn options for rewards
All colour and yarn options will be able to be selected at the completion of the campaign. The rewards will initially be available in your choice of our Natural White, Clouds, Stormy Grey and Vanilla Milkshake colourways. The only exception is the "Kite" shawl which is only available in the pictured Stormy Grey, Concerto and Clouds combination. For every $5,000 over our target that we reach we will add another colourway as an option! The colourway for your reward will be selected after the campaign closes. Our yarns are super soft, just like an alpaca hug! We will be making them even better for your rewards! We will be blending a special new yarn just for this project. It will be a combination of merino and alpaca, your reward will include exclusive insights into the development of the yarn and garments.
Which reward will you choose?
Become part of our Adagio Mills community with limited edition products and be part of the movement towards a sustainable future. Welcome to Adagio Made!
Risks and challenges
We have developed a realistic timeline that allows for time for the machine to be manufactured and shipped to our location. We have allowed sufficient time to install, commission and learn how to use the machine. Delays may occur but we will communicate with our backers to keep you informed.
Andrew and Nadine Hulme are both engineers with over 10 years experience in delivering projects from concept to completion on time and within budget.
Adagio Mills successfully delivered its first Kickstarter campaign in 2015 on time and met our backers' expectations. We thank our backers for their support and belief in us! We hope you will join our ever growing Adagio Mills community!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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