A native of Chicago, Andrea O. Lockhart is the designer and creator behind the specialty knitwear brand, LadieLoops. Each neck piece is created from the finest natural fiber manufacturers in the United States and Canada. Andrea is committed to using only the finest of natural yarns for the brand’s pieces. These yarns include but aren’t limited to: superwashed wools, organic cotton, and cashmere. The organic cotton yarns can be worn year-round and the superwashed wool adds additional warmth in the colder months abandoning the itchiness associated with other wools. LadieLoops neckwear pieces are handmade timeless pieces, crafted using even the finest needles and designed to last year after year. About the Designer: After being down sized from her corporate job in finance Andrea decided to enroll into The Illinois Art Institute Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. While in school Andrea took a knitting course and fell in love with various yarns and new stitching techniques. She loved it so much that she started a knitting club called LadieLoops. After deciding that knitwear would be her niche it was inevitable that she took LadieLoops on as her women’s wear and accessory line. Inspiration: Andrea continues to be inspired by various cultures and independent knitwear designers. Her love for Julia Ramsey is endless. She hopes to collaborate with a knitwear designer in the future. Every LadieLoops collection carries a signature piece that inspires the entire collection from yarn choices, to a signature stitch and color palette.“My hands are my machines and I find something magical about knitting.” ~Andrea O. Lockhart.