Shirley Bredal is a fashion brand driven by quality,

empowering women and reducing over-consumption.

We create heirloom treasures

Our pieces meld contemporary Nordic clothing quality principles with the strong workmanship found in Nepal’s hand-knitting communities.

We make beautiful treasures for you and your children - with lots of intention, love and care. Our collection of hand-crafted pieces carries the love of grandmothers, embodies the beauty in imperfection and celebrates the skill-level of true craftsmanship.

Shirley Bredal strives to pass down the love, intention and beauty of precious handcrafted heirloom pieces, while upgrading traditional artisan techniques with a beautiful and timeless nordic design.

Our responsibility

We take our responsibility seriously. We are a small team of mothers creating heirloom gems for your little one and yourself. It is a journey for us to become our most sustainable self, that we are constantly working on innovating. We have a responsibility to collaborate in a kind and fair way with the people crafting for us and doing so with the least negative impact on our environment.

Hand knitted wool popcorn sweaters for baby and kids

BUBBLES - A CLASSIC AND COZY COLLECTION

The bubble range is a classic knit pattern that has now become an entire range in our collection. We experiment with various colours and offer the collections in both cotton and merino wool. The ladies making this range have been doing so for the past 6 years and are experts really. We feel it is the perfect unisex range – and our own children are almost always dressed in bubble knits. It has that perfect vintage feel but is also just such a fun pattern for the children. A forever classic range in our collections.

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Handcrafted dolls for kids

THE KOALA AND MINI-KNITS COLLECTION

How cute are these little mini versions of your child’s pieces? The collection was developed because we had quite a few women interested in enganging eith us and gaining a side income from kitting for Shirley Bredal KTM, but their experience level was not quite up to level for larger pieces. We therefore developed a small training effort for smaller sized pieces – and from there the collection grew. We love love love seeing your little ones playing with our dress up koala dolls and other dolls, wearing our little mini knits. It is such a feel-good range in terms of design, but certainly also in terms of the jobs it creates in Kathmandu.

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Hand knitted and embroidered wool and cotton clothes for kids and baby

FLORA - AN HEIRLOOM COLLECTION TO TREASURE

Our beautiful Shirley Bredal floral collection is our absolute pride and joy – an exclusive design for our brand, that took almost 2 years to develop. The handcrafted styles are stitched together and finished off by hand, and then sent over to our wonderful embroidery team of ladies. These ladies are home based and embellish the styles by adding the wonderful embroidery – entirely by hand. Stitch for stitch the flora pieces come alive. Truly an heirloom collection to cherish and pass down to the next sibling or friend.

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Hand knitted and embroidered collection of kids and baby clothes

WOODLAND - A MAGICAL FOREST COLLECTION

This range is the result of a fun poll we did among our family of followers and customers. We asked for ideas for a new unisex embroidery range – and among many wonderful suggestions, the thought of a Woodland range felt so right! It was perhaps our most complicated range till this date to develop – balancing shapes and colours to achieve this magical design. The ladies embroidering this range are a selected few, and there is a limit to how many pieces we can make, because it truly is a time heavy task. Making the pieces actual little treasures to pass on to the next sibling or friend.

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Hemp/cotton baby and kids clothes
Yellow line

HEMP/COTTON - STRONG EVERYDAY PIECES

We have developed a sustainable, classy range for everyday wear that is highly suitable for child’s play, kindergarten and school. Hemp has 3 times the tensile strength compared to pure cotton; it just handles child’s play and frequent machine washing so well. It is lightweight and absorbent, making it very comfortable to wear – whilst also providing UV protection. Hemp fibers are sustainable fibers. Hemp plants require half as much water, is super resilient, so it is a feel-good fiber environment-wise. Our collection has all the basic styles you need for everyday wear.

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Our Team