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VALNOIRTM is proudly designed in New York City, manufactured in Los Angeles, and sourced from the finest Cashmere mills in the world including Loro Piana, Filpucci, Cariaggi in Italy, and Consinee in Mongolia.  Our philosophy focuses on creating comfortable luxury knitwear that will serve as your favorite transitional pieces for travel and everyday life. 

Meet our Factory

Evita Chu, Founder of PDR Knitting

Evita is an Entrepreneur, Designer, Knitwear Expert & Educator. Born and raised in Indonesia, she immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of 16. Through hard work and perseverance, she learned English and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship from the Lloyd Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies. She later went back to school and graduated in 1999 from FIDM with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She acquired extensive experience working as a Designer at a knitwear company based in the US, learning every aspect of knitwear technology. She traveled to China to oversee her designs. Evita took another position in knitwear at a domestic company with its' own manufacturing facility. 

 

She eventually left this job due to two car accidents and a friend had asked her to knit samples, and thus PDR Knitting was born in 2006. Located in DTLA, from humble beginnings--Evita has grown her company throughout the years and still preserves the art of handloom knitting, with limited capacity, it currently operates 9 industrial machines, ranging from 1.5 gauge through 16 gauge. Most notably, Evita has worked with high-profile clients and has created custom pieces for celebrities and prominent figures such as Mrs. Michelle Obama for the 2021 Presidential inauguration, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Jamie Foxx and more.