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Natural, sustainable, timeless and luxurious knitted clothing. Fibre to garments, all in one place. Welcome to Slow Fashion.
Natural, sustainable, timeless and luxurious knitted clothing. Fibre to garments, all in one place. Welcome to Slow Fashion.
234 backers pledged AU$ 37,340 to help bring this project to life.

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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 scarf
The scarf

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 Abby pram blanket
The Abby pram blanket

Prelude Poncho

The Prelude Poncho is timeless elegance. It is one size fits most and is just like wearing an alpaca hug!

Prelude Poncho - modelled by Nadine in Vanilla Milkshake colourway
Prelude Poncho - modelled by Nadine in Vanilla Milkshake colourway

 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!

The "Kite" Shawl
The "Kite" Shawl

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.

Colour pallet for your rewards
Colour pallet for your rewards

Timeline

Timeline for delivery of rewards
Timeline for delivery of rewards

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!

We have been reviewed and received a Profta score of 9.6/10!
We have been reviewed and received a Profta score of 9.6/10!
 

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!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    Postcard with personal thank you

    A personally written thank you postcard with image of the installed and working knitting machine.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $57

    The Cantabile Scarf for the early bird

    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! It has a modified cabled design.
    Early bird special for the first 20 backers!
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $57

    Kickstarter Signature Rovings

    Would you prefer to spin your own yarn with our special Kickstarter blend of fibre? Now you can! Enjoy 500g of rovings of the exclusive blend of fibre that we are creating for this project.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    Pledge AU$ 96 or more About $68

    Kickstarter Signature Yarn

    Would you like to create with the special yarn we will be blending for this project? Only available here! 6x50g balls of 4ply yarn the Kickstarter Signature yarn blend.
    Would you like more than 6 balls of yarn? For each extra ball you would like, increase your pledge by an extra AUD$16 and we will add the extra balls to your reward.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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  5. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $71

    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! It has a modified cabled design.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    41 backers
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    Pledge AU$ 110 or more About $78

    "The Abby" pram blanket

    Named after our niece "The Abby" pram blanket is as sweet as its namesake! With dainty cables and elegance this blanket will keep your baby warm when out and about.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    12 backers
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    Pledge AU$ 180 or more About $128

    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!
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $142

    The Cantabile Scarf to share

    Would you like to share the joy of an Adagio scarf with your friends or family? Ideal for a gift for men or women. This reward includes 2 or perhaps even more Cantabile scarves so you can share! Just add an extra $100 to your pledge for each extra scarf you would like!
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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    Pledge AU$ 220 or more About $157

    Adagio Prelude Poncho

    Elegant and timeless the limited edition Prelude Poncho is flattering for everyone. A maximum of 500 of these ponchos will be made and will be exclusively numbered. One size fits most, it is like wearing your own alpaca hug.
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.
    Colour selection will be made on completion of the campaign through the backer survey.

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    Limited 34 backers
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    Pledge AU$ 300 or more About US$ 213

    Morning at the Mill

    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!

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    Reward no longer available 7 backers
    AU$
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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $356

    The Cantabile Scarf for the family

    Would you like to share the joy of an Adagio scarf with your friends or family? Ideal for a gift for men or women. This reward includes 4 Cantabile scarves so you can share!
    You will also receive exclusive updates and insights about the progress of this project which includes installation and commissioning of the knitting machine and the development of the special Limited Edition Kickstarter yarn for the rewards and how we make yarns and garments.

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Funding period

- (30 days)