Rosemary Eribé

ERIBE - Rosemary Eribe - Knitwear Designer

Rosemary Eribé is one of the UK’s leading knitwear experts. For over 28 years, she has been passionate about creating quality knitwear from natural fibres.  

From humble beginnings, ERIBÉ Knitwear has organically grown from a one-person operation in a living room to a dynamic team of 12 spread over two locations. ERIBÉ is now a design house and manufacturer renowned for their clever use of colour and pattern, and their craftsmanship. Discover more about ERIBÉ Knitwear’s history.

ERIBÉ export to 16 countries, Rosemary advocates tailoring sales strategy to each market. She understands the importance of changing to adapt to the future and she travels the globe for new trends.  

Working together for the benefit of everyone is Rosemary’s business mantra. Fostering a community spirit was a revolutionary idea in the male-dominated textile industry of the 1980s, back then companies often worked in isolation and for self-gain. Over the decades, she has worked tirelessly to build personal relationships with factories, spinners, hand-knitters, suppliers, buyers and customers. Sharing knowledge and resources is extremely important for Rosemary, because she strongly believes that this is the only way this centuries old industry can re-establish itself as a vital Scottish industry.

Rosemary continually pushes for innovation in knitwear, and together with her team, she creates inventive knitwear designs. Her vast knowledge has been garnered from working with premium knitwear factories in Scotland and beyond, leading knitting machine companies and consulting with global designer brands. Her attention for detail flows through the company and reflects on the loyalty she receives from customers and suppliers alike.

Her strong eco-conscious stance sets a high standard for the company that all her employees strive to uphold. Sustainability is at the heart of ERIBÉ, there is a conscientious approach to resources used and waste management.

Upcoming talks by Rosemary Eribé:

  • 28th August 2015. In The Loop 4, University of Glasgow. Rosemary Eribé will talk about the challenges involved in turning craft into couture at this international knitting conference. Plan your visit.

Previous talks by Rosemary Eribé:

  • 2014: ‘Sustainability and Manufacturing’ at SCAP & Zero Waste Scotland, Edinburgh
  • 2013: ‘Hand-Knitting as a Cottage Industry’ at Knitting in the Round, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow

Media, Press and Speaking Engagements:
Rosemary Eribé, MD and founder, is available for media interviews, expert television commentary on current events and breaking news, and speaking engagements. If you would like to invite Rosemary Eribé to speak at your event: please call +44 (0)1896 750952 or email enquiries@eribe.com