MADE TO BE WORN. MADE TO BE LOVED. MADE TO BE ORIGINAL, JUST LIKE YOU.
Chunky Boy is a growing collection of snuggly, rainbow-trip inspired knitwear. Entirely independent and 100% handmade by Lillie - Chunky Boy's founder, maker and designer. Currently based in Melbourne, Australia - Lillie finds immense joy in knitting, an energy that is evident throughout her creative practice. Known for its bold colour combos and whimsical motifs, Chunky Boy Knits are anything but ordinary.
Why rainbow-trip? Rainbows are marvellous! They elicit a sense of light, joy, freedom, the calm after the storm and the promise of sunshine. Lillie is someone who suffers daily with depression and social anxiety. Dressing in bright, whimsical all the colour at once combos is a way for her to cope with the day. The term 'rainbow-trip' breeds strength to face the day and shine on through at the promise of tomorrow.
EVERY PRODUCT IS HANDMADE
Each product is hand-knitted on a domestic bulky machine and then hand-stitched. A bulky machine is a large hand-operated tool that knits yarn into fabric. The only electricity used in the making is a quick steam press under an iron. Every step is carefully calculated to utilise materials and ensure there is minimal excess of yarn. All yarn excess is made into pom poms, this is a zero-waste design.
WE SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Chunky Boy locally sources 100% Australian Wool in 8-12 ply from Bendigo Woollen Mills and Wangaratta Woollen Mills which are both located within Victoria, Australia. Chunky Boy loves supporting local communities and keeping all manufacturing processes within Australia.
COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Did you know in Australia, 6000 kilograms of cheap, disposable and mass-produced 'fast-fashion' items are dumped in landfill every 10 minutes? (Source: Clean Up Australia)
In a world full of toxic fast-fashion, Chunky Boy maintains a zero-waste policy with compostable mailers, shipping labels and carbon-neutral delivery service.
Chunky Boy supports local community by donating 10% of profits to Djirra. An Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, making a real difference to the lives of Aboriginal women and their children in Victoria, Australia.
Chunky Boy also donates one beanie for every beanie sold online to the Abbotsford location in Victoria. This location houses a walk-in 'shop', where women are able to select and take home any items of clothing they need.