the care for wool and cotton

Wash your knits at 30 °C in the wool or hand wash cycle with gentle spin (max 400 cycles and below) in use of a wool detergent. Fill the drum only little. After washing, pull knitwear into shape and let it dry flat.

Wool has a natural antibacterial finish and therefore does not have to be washed frequently - airing out is often enough.

Moth protection: before storage over the summer months, wash and stow away in a sealed plastic bag with moth paper.



the yarn

Our Pima cotton yarn is organically grown and GOTS certified. The raw material is spun and dyed in a northern Italian factory. Pima cotton owes its name "South America's Silk" to its silky-fine fibres. Exactly these make it one of the highest quality cotton yarns ever. Thanks to its special fiber lenght of 35 mm, it is very soft, durable, crease-resistant and resistant to tangles. Additionally, it is hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin.


the knitting company

A small women-run knitting mill in Portugal produces our collections. Qualified employees with many years of
experien ceare characterized by the accuracy in implementation
of our design. Great emphasis is placed on developing a good fit and first-class workmanship.

The Portuguese knitting is GOTS* certified.

* The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) contains environmental and Social criteria for processing in a certified and controlled factory.


Short story

Tina Grässli started with her first designs in 1994 and produced them herself with her own knitting machine. The demand for these unique items quickly increased. Soon she was able to commission the first production under the name XESS. Together with Baba Rüegg and others, she opened the motley shop "SAUS + BRAUS" in 1996 and founded the company xess + baba Ltd almost at the same time.

Today Tina Grässli works with Christian La Roche, her long-term partner and husband. As an experienced theater person, he puts things in the right light and ensures order in the backstage.