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Nov 9, 2015

by Inga Remeikė

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My name is Inga Remeikė, and I produce alpaca wool knitwear for kids and babies with help from my small team here in Kaunas, Lithuania. My line is called Ingugu.

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I studied theory and history of arts; after graduation, I worked an ordinary, full-time office job. It wasn’t until I went on maternity leave that I thought about starting my own business. I had recently moved to an old town, and I was feeling inspired by all the art galleries and shops there. After working at an office for so long, my passion to express myself and be creative was so big that I felt like I had just woken up from a long dream.

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Soon, I remembered my old passion for knitting, and I decided to make something nice and warm for my new baby. When I went to the yarn shop, they recommended alpaca wool, as it’s the warmest, softest yarn for the cold Lithuanian winter. Enamored with the feel of the fiber, I started doing some research and learned that there weren’t many places to find alpaca clothing Lithuania – or internationally. The more I thought about it, the more it kept me up at night. Luckily, I met a professional knitter named Alė who helped me bring my vision to life. We were both driven by the same idea: to create something special.

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The first step of starting Ingugu was opening my Etsy shop. As my sales grew, I started to think of Etsy as an open door to international customers; it gave me the opportunity to be seen globally and be featured on a number of well-known blogs. Selling on Etsy also gave me the freedom to decide whether I wanted to take a break or jump into action. I’m quite a homebody, and I find great joy making knits alone at home; after a few attempts to make Ingugu a bigger business, I came to the conclusion that being small is what makes me happiest.

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All of our knits are made with knitting machines. I take great care to wash each piece with mild shampoo before sewing everything together, attaching labels, and so forth. Our busy period is usually during fall and winter, so I spend the spring thinking of new designs and shooting photographs with my talented photographer, Svetlana Batura. My daughters love to be involved during each and every step of the process as well – they help me design, test and model my pieces. As they grow, my size ranges grow as well; I think in the future, I may also explore a knitwear clothing line for women. In the meantime, I’m all about kids’ fashion and enjoying the work.

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Photographs by Svetlana Batura.

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Kids leggings in ombre 100% baby alpaca sizes from 2 - 8 years
Kids leggings in ombre 100% baby alpaca sizes from 2 - 8 years
Ingugu
$66.59 USD
Fine knit gray jumper featuring textured sleeves 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool sweater woman pullover gray taupe white sweater
Fine knit gray jumper featuring textured sleeves 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool sweater woman pullover gray taupe white sweater
Ingugu
$208.41 USD
Alpaca wool blanket 100% cream white blanket baby blanket alpaca gift knit baby blanket knit wool blanket baby shower gift baby girl gift
Alpaca wool blanket 100% cream white blanket baby blanket alpaca gift knit baby blanket knit wool blanket baby shower gift baby girl gift
Ingugu
$109.75 USD
Alpaca leggings for woman / adult knit pants / baby alpaca wool leggings / slim fit knitted pants / gray / brown
Alpaca leggings for woman / adult knit pants / baby alpaca wool leggings / slim fit knitted pants / gray / brown
Ingugu
$134.42 USD
Baby hat alpaca wool baby cap textured knit newborn hat baby bonnet baby boy hat white gray brown taupe ivory pink baby gift baby girl gift
Baby hat alpaca wool baby cap textured knit newborn hat baby bonnet baby boy hat white gray brown taupe ivory pink baby gift baby girl gift
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Double layer knit hat / alpaca kids hat / warm winter hat / hat with ear covers for baby children toddler / knitted wool hat with ear flaps
Double layer knit hat / alpaca kids hat / warm winter hat / hat with ear covers for baby children toddler / knitted wool hat with ear flaps
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Kids knit wool pants 100% baby alpaca newborn - 8 years
Kids knit wool pants 100% baby alpaca newborn - 8 years
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Roll edge slouchy beanie for woman
Roll edge slouchy beanie for woman
Ingugu
$45.63 USD
Alpaca wool leggings for woman in 100% baby alpaca
Alpaca wool leggings for woman in 100% baby alpaca
Ingugu
$146.75 USD
Baby cap and mittens in textured pattern gift set bonnet and mittens charcoal gray white alpaca wool baby hat knit bonnet baby shower gift
Baby cap and mittens in textured pattern gift set bonnet and mittens charcoal gray white alpaca wool baby hat knit bonnet baby shower gift
Ingugu
$53.03 USD
Baby booties
Baby booties
Ingugu
$35.76 USD
Baby overall wool brown baby suit baby alpaca jumpsuit knitted suit alpaca jumper alpaca onepiece wool bodysuit knitted wool one-piece
Baby overall wool brown baby suit baby alpaca jumpsuit knitted suit alpaca jumper alpaca onepiece wool bodysuit knitted wool one-piece
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Nordic pants / knitted sweatpants for kids girl boy toddler / gray pants for boy / drawstring pants / alpaca sweatpants kids / kids joggers
Nordic pants / knitted sweatpants for kids girl boy toddler / gray pants for boy / drawstring pants / alpaca sweatpants kids / kids joggers
Ingugu
$54.26 USD
Alpaca blanket knitted baby wrap white throw baby girl gift baby boy blanket blue pink gray natural alpaca wool newborn gift for baby shower
Alpaca blanket knitted baby wrap white throw baby girl gift baby boy blanket blue pink gray natural alpaca wool newborn gift for baby shower
Ingugu
$109.75 USD
Baby girl cardigan kids alpaca boy sweater girl sweater knitted wool sweater for kids knit pink cardigan girl sweater baby girl knit sweater
Baby girl cardigan kids alpaca boy sweater girl sweater knitted wool sweater for kids knit pink cardigan girl sweater baby girl knit sweater
Ingugu
$64.13 USD
Heirloom blanket in ivory 100% baby alpaca
Heirloom blanket in ivory 100% baby alpaca
Ingugu
$122.09 USD
Baby bonnet 100% baby alpaca
Baby bonnet 100% baby alpaca
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Alpaca leggings for woman / adult knit pants / baby alpaca wool leggings / slim fit knitted pants / gray / brown
Alpaca leggings for woman / adult knit pants / baby alpaca wool leggings / slim fit knitted pants / gray / brown
Ingugu
$146.75 USD
Baby hat alpaca wool baby cap textured knit newborn hat baby bonnet baby boy hat white gray brown taupe ivory pink baby gift baby girl gift
Baby hat alpaca wool baby cap textured knit newborn hat baby bonnet baby boy hat white gray brown taupe ivory pink baby gift baby girl gift
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Baby gift set baby cap mittens bonnet and mittens in melange ivory gray alpaca wool baby cap knit baby bonnet baby mittens baby shower gift
Baby gift set baby cap mittens bonnet and mittens in melange ivory gray alpaca wool baby cap knit baby bonnet baby mittens baby shower gift
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Baby knit jumpsuit alpaca wool overall baby boy outfit baby girl jumper raglan overall baby alpaca knit suit knit baby jumpsuit gray romper
Baby knit jumpsuit alpaca wool overall baby boy outfit baby girl jumper raglan overall baby alpaca knit suit knit baby jumpsuit gray romper
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Baby bonnet in 100% alpaca
Baby bonnet in 100% alpaca
Ingugu
$35.76 USD
Blue jumpsuit knit baby jumpsuit baby boy overall knit baby suit blue baby alpaca jumpsuit wool knitted suit jumpsuit boy blue baby bodysuit
Blue jumpsuit knit baby jumpsuit baby boy overall knit baby suit blue baby alpaca jumpsuit wool knitted suit jumpsuit boy blue baby bodysuit
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Wool baby pants 100% baby alpaca wool leggings for newborn - 8 years
Wool baby pants 100% baby alpaca wool leggings for newborn - 8 years
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Raglan alpaca wool pullover / kids sweater
Raglan alpaca wool pullover / kids sweater
Ingugu
$85.09 USD
Baby socks alpaca newborn socks knitted socks kids socks 100% alpaca wool socks gray cream white knit socks baby shower gift girl boy socks
Baby socks alpaca newborn socks knitted socks kids socks 100% alpaca wool socks gray cream white knit socks baby shower gift girl boy socks
Ingugu
$23.43 USD
Nordic pullover in charcoal sweater baby sweater children sweater kids pullover wool knitted pullover / wool sweater girl boy sweater
Nordic pullover in charcoal sweater baby sweater children sweater kids pullover wool knitted pullover / wool sweater girl boy sweater
Ingugu
$78.92 USD
Hooded knit sweater baby alpaca knit hoodie wool knit cardigan gray brown white knitted wool jacket baby boy girl coat baby gift knit hoodie
Hooded knit sweater baby alpaca knit hoodie wool knit cardigan gray brown white knitted wool jacket baby boy girl coat baby gift knit hoodie
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
V neck woman sweater in 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool pink sweater woman pullover pink knit sweater knit jumper loose sweater
V neck woman sweater in 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool pink sweater woman pullover pink knit sweater knit jumper loose sweater
Ingugu
$208.41 USD
Striped Infinity Scarf / Loop Scarf / Cowl Scarf / alpaca wool Circle Scarf / woman /children / gray / striped white and brown
Striped Infinity Scarf / Loop Scarf / Cowl Scarf / alpaca wool Circle Scarf / woman /children / gray / striped white and brown
Ingugu
$60.43 USD
Woman sweater white baby alpaca wool pullover with textured sleeves woman knit wool sweater knitted sweater gray brown soft wool sweater
Woman sweater white baby alpaca wool pullover with textured sleeves woman knit wool sweater knitted sweater gray brown soft wool sweater
Ingugu
$208.41 USD
Lightweight alpaca Infinity Scarf headband, wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf gray white rose brown snood alpaca knit scarf
Lightweight alpaca Infinity Scarf headband, wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf gray white rose brown snood alpaca knit scarf
Ingugu
$85.09 USD
Alpaca Infinity Scarf, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf
Alpaca Infinity Scarf, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Infinity Scarf in alpaca wool Loop Scarf Knit Cowl Scarf Circle Scarf gray scarf white scarf brown scarf gift her snood alpaca knit scarf
Infinity Scarf in alpaca wool Loop Scarf Knit Cowl Scarf Circle Scarf gray scarf white scarf brown scarf gift her snood alpaca knit scarf
Ingugu
$85.09 USD
Slouchy woman taupe hat 100% 'baby alpaca' hat / woman / adult / alpaca wool brown slouchy beanie / over-sized knit hat
Slouchy woman taupe hat 100% 'baby alpaca' hat / woman / adult / alpaca wool brown slouchy beanie / over-sized knit hat
Ingugu
$45.63 USD
Alpaca cardigan for her
Alpaca cardigan for her
Ingugu
$245.41 USD
Kids earflap hat in alpaca wool
Kids earflap hat in alpaca wool
Ingugu
$40.70 USD
Alpaca hat for woman / kids
Alpaca hat for woman / kids
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Woman jumper / melange wool jumper woman knit pullover alpaca wool sweater marled sweater gray white black wool sweater / woman wool jumper
Woman jumper / melange wool jumper woman knit pullover alpaca wool sweater marled sweater gray white black wool sweater / woman wool jumper
Ingugu
$196.08 USD
Raglan pullover / Baby alpaca gray sweater / light pullover for boy / girl / baby / toddler / kids /
Raglan pullover / Baby alpaca gray sweater / light pullover for boy / girl / baby / toddler / kids /
Ingugu
$78.92 USD
Baby blanket 100% baby alpaca
Baby blanket 100% baby alpaca
Ingugu
$109.75 USD
Reversed jumper featuring decorative seam in 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool sweater woman pullover gray taupe white knit sweater
Reversed jumper featuring decorative seam in 100% baby alpaca pullover woman knit wool sweater woman pullover gray taupe white knit sweater
Ingugu
$208.41 USD
Gray Scarf alpaca scarf kids wool shawl baby alpaca scarf knitted scarf wool accessories woman scarf knitted wool scarf
Gray Scarf alpaca scarf kids wool shawl baby alpaca scarf knitted scarf wool accessories woman scarf knitted wool scarf
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Baby cap bonnet alpaca
Baby cap bonnet alpaca
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Baby wool leggings kids alpaca pants 3 months - 8 years
Baby wool leggings kids alpaca pants 3 months - 8 years
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Pom pom hat in baby alpaca wool knitted cap baby with pom pom baby hat with earflaps grey knit gray brown white cap knitted wool baby cap
Pom pom hat in baby alpaca wool knitted cap baby with pom pom baby hat with earflaps grey knit gray brown white cap knitted wool baby cap
Ingugu
$40.70 USD
Hooded baby overall knitted in alpaca wool
Hooded baby overall knitted in alpaca wool
Ingugu
$101.12 USD
Slouchy melange 100% baby alpaca woman hat / adult / alpaca wool slouchy beanie / over-sized knit hat / white / gray / gray-white melange
Slouchy melange 100% baby alpaca woman hat / adult / alpaca wool slouchy beanie / over-sized knit hat / white / gray / gray-white melange
Ingugu
$45.63 USD
Knit sweater dress midi wool tunic dress 100% baby alpaca knitted gray dress brown charcoal taupe  gray dress winter dress knit wool dress
Knit sweater dress midi wool tunic dress 100% baby alpaca knitted gray dress brown charcoal taupe gray dress winter dress knit wool dress
Ingugu
$163.15 USD
Baby cap gray knit cap baby charcoal white blue hat baby hat baby bonnet girl alpaca cap wool baby cap knit baby cap knitted baby bonnet boy
Baby cap gray knit cap baby charcoal white blue hat baby hat baby bonnet girl alpaca cap wool baby cap knit baby cap knitted baby bonnet boy
Ingugu
$35.76 USD
Alpaca Infinity Scarf in brown, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf
Alpaca Infinity Scarf in brown, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Newborn alpaca mittens / baby mittens / baby knit mittens / knitted baby mittens 0-12 months / baby alpaca mittens / baby shower gift
Newborn alpaca mittens / baby mittens / baby knit mittens / knitted baby mittens 0-12 months / baby alpaca mittens / baby shower gift
Ingugu
$23.43 USD
Baby gift set bonnet and mittens in oatmeal charcoal gray alpaca wool baby cap baby hat knit baby bonnet baby mittens baby shower gift
Baby gift set bonnet and mittens in oatmeal charcoal gray alpaca wool baby cap baby hat knit baby bonnet baby mittens baby shower gift
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Alpaca Infinity Scarf, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf. rose gray / brown snood
Alpaca Infinity Scarf, organic wool Loop Scarf, Knit Cowl Scarf, Circle Scarf. rose gray / brown snood
Ingugu
$97.42 USD
Ivory crewneck sweater in extra-fine knit featuring melange rib trim / round neck pullover alpaca sweater wool sweater / woman wool jumper
Ivory crewneck sweater in extra-fine knit featuring melange rib trim / round neck pullover alpaca sweater wool sweater / woman wool jumper
Ingugu
$159.08 USD
Long cardigan / alpaca cardigan in gray taupe charcoal dark gray navy blue ivory white
Long cardigan / alpaca cardigan in gray taupe charcoal dark gray navy blue ivory white
Ingugu
$208.41 USD
Slouchy hat // Kids gray hat / baby / children / alpaca wool slouchy beanie / over-sized hat with a white loop /  knit unisex hat
Slouchy hat // Kids gray hat / baby / children / alpaca wool slouchy beanie / over-sized hat with a white loop / knit unisex hat
Ingugu
$35.76 USD
Brown alpaca hat / gray slouchy hat / knit alpaca hat woman knitted hat alpaca wool slouchy beanie over sized hat alpaca beanie
Brown alpaca hat / gray slouchy hat / knit alpaca hat woman knitted hat alpaca wool slouchy beanie over sized hat alpaca beanie
Ingugu
$41.93 USD
Kids leggings in baby alpaca wool newborn to 8 years
Kids leggings in baby alpaca wool newborn to 8 years
Ingugu
$48.09 USD
Sweater kids knit jumper in baby alpaca wool sweater pullover kids baby girl pullover alpaca sweater baby girl sweater pink knit jumper
Sweater kids knit jumper in baby alpaca wool sweater pullover kids baby girl pullover alpaca sweater baby girl sweater pink knit jumper
Ingugu
$78.92 USD

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