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"People who wear my clothes have become one of my key sources of inspiration." - BAIBA RIPA

The Baiba Ripa brand was born in 2008 from the desire to fulfill the needs of those who want to make sustainable choices without compromising on quality, comfort, and garment design.

THE CONSCIOUS CHOICES AND VALUES WE STAND BY

The Baiba Ripa brand is built on our belief and dedication to ethical and sustainable business practices.

The advanced hand knitting techniques require careful study and years of experience to develop, very much like learning to play a musical instrument.

BAIBA RIPA’S TRANSPARENCY JOURNEY

On The Path to Sustainability


At Baiba Ripa moving towards sustainability is an integral part of everything we do. For us, sustainability is not a passing trend, it’s a way of living and doing business. In our conviction that sustainability is and must be the future, we’re inspired by and grateful for tradition and community as well as the support of our collaborators and customers.

THE SECOND SKIN

Have you ever encountered a person, culture, a book, or had a mesmerizing experience that changed the way you see the world? Have you made a unique connection that profoundly shifted something within you and that fundamentally changed you? What if I told you that I once encountered a fiber that changed me in that way? A particular kind of fiber that I nurtured, bonded with, and even conversed with for a long time before it revealed to me how it should be knit – this is the story of the Second Skin.

IN BAIBA’S WORDS

Historically, men were the first knot tyers, net weavers, and knitters. They were driven to acquire these skills by their need to survive in the wilderness. Women were more centered on creating objects that helped them to nurture and protect their loved ones.

Knitting is a meditative…


process that helps create balance in one’s interior life and thoughts. It smoothes the path. One eventually realizes that they can always unravel the knit and start anew - that can be a profound realization. It was for me.