Can I vist KREL Tropical Knitwear?
Yes! The KREL Atelier is located in a hidden enclave called IRONSIDE, a vibrant, mixed-use urban center located in Miami's Upper Eastside / Little River / Lemon City / Little Haiti / MIMO District (Yes its all one area with many names)
Do I need to make an appointment?
You are more than welcome to stop by during our regular show hours. As a team of three, Karelle, Eva & Maggie, we prefer our clients to set an appointment. Sometimes our projects take us out of our studio, so appointments are the best way to guarantee our full attention. Click here for an appointment or call ahead.
What is TROPICAL KNITWEAR?
KREL's tropical knitwear is inspired by and designed for Miami's sub-tropical climate. From our lows of 60s to highs of 90s, we have little necessity to keep warm except for indoor air-conditioning. Miami has two seasons; warm sunny winters and hot rainy summers. Our light weight knits lend themselves perfectly to Miami's eternal sunshine and sex appeal. We blend natural fibers that easily wear from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again.
Can I really swim in KREL?
Of course! Our rompers and two-piece sets are great for swimming with that vintage vibe. We've tested our knits in salt water and chlorinated pools. Although we have not experienced any damage, we never know what chemicals maybe used. Just rinse in fresh water and ring dry. Just know, we are not able to take responsibility for any damage to the fabric caused by random pool chemicals.
If you see little holes in a line at the side of your KREL, that is because your piece was knit in the round. We add stitches to increase the "side seam" of the garment in order for us to create our signature one size shapes of tubular knits. Sometimes we add design details by manipulating these holes.
How is KREL One Size Fits All?
The nature of knit is to stretch. The textile engineering behind the clothing is meant to adapt to your body. The more petite you are, the longer the garment will be. The curvier you are, the shorter the tropical knitwear becomes.