Headquartered in a rehabbed building in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, Ganci’s office is an all-in-one boutique, sales center, design studio and workshop. Her business mantra is enveloped by her brand name SKIF, meaning “Sweaters Knitted in Freedom.” With a crew that fluctuates between eight and fifteen, people choose their scheduling and the type of work they wish to do. The SKIF method of dress is to mix and match, turn it upside down/inside out, and layer it on. These hand-loomed sweaters are a lifestyle. If you have seen us playing with our collection in the shop you know that something magical happens when you put them on; they may not look like much on the rack but they come alive on the body. No two garments are exactly alike and as someone aptly put it, “It’s like an abundance of Garanimals for grown-ups!” You will fall in love with these!
SKIF International is a small production knitwear company that uses natural fibers like silk, wool and unprocessed cotton to spin yarn into soft, perfectly draped, body-loving designs. With a small staff of 8 to 15 artisans, each special, one-of-a-kind garment is knitted on a machine by an individual over the course of three to six weeks in SKIF’s St. Louis, Missouri studio. With feminine shapes, flowing knits and surprising colors, SKIF garments are stand-outs among sweaters and are guaranteed to complement every shape and figure. Surprising free-form style and asymmetrical details are packed into every piece. This is such a special line.