May 27, 2016

Custom beanies and knitwear

Funi is an ethical custom knitwear company with a soul. Everything we create comes from years of experience behind the needles and a deep seated commitment to doing things a little bit differently. 

Funi beanies are brought to you with as much care for the environment and their workers as possibleIf you want to design your own beanie or choose from our ready-made knitted hats, you can trust that every bobble hat and bit of knitwear comes with our 'Respect and Protect' seal. Whether it's using recycled yarns, vegetable ink in our printers or British granny power instead cheap foreign labour - we try to make sure every item comes to you with as much consideration for our scene and for other people. From our seasonal collections of statement scarves and beanies to our 'create your own' headwear, we've got it covered. Established in 2008, our main priority is to bring you top notch gear that you'll love, but in doing so we didn't want to compromise on our morals. So have a browse, buy a beanie and enjoy.


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Don't forget your beanie! And other things...

Because we're good to you - we've enlisted the help of some guest writers to bring you a host of useful articles. First up... 

5 Most Common Things We Forget to Pack

Have you ever managed to take yourself on a ski trip without forgetting to pack at least something in the process? If the answer is no, congratulations – you are every bit as normal as the rest of us! With so much to remember, it’s almost inevitable that one or two bits and pieces will be overlooked or forgotten. As such, the key lies in focusing on what’s most important, making sure you don’t forget anything you are desperately going to need.

Meribel Luxury Ski Chalets


But if you’d ever wondered exactly what the most frequently-forgotten of all items are among those heading out to their Chourchevel or Meribel luxury ski chalets, here’s a quick rundown of the top-five:

1 – Copies of Travel Documents

With a bit of luck, you won’t need them…and chances are you’ll be keeping your fingers crossed that you don’t. But if circumstances arise where copies of your travel documents are called for, not having made and brought said copies can be both frustrating and catastrophic in equal measures. Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of ski-trippers each and every year completely overlook this fundamental essential – the kind of mistake you really don’t appreciate until you make it personally!

2 – Sun Protection

It’s reasonably common these days for you to pack a tube of SPF 30. But large amounts of snow creates a reflection of the sun's strong rays meaning there's a high chance you'll miss somewhere when applying so the only option is to cover up. We also wholeheartedly recommend picking up a beanie from for added protection both on and off the slopes. And if you happen to be traveling with kids, there’s no such thing as bringing too much sun protection along for the ride.

The Charley Beanie

3 – An Extra Memory Card

If you plan to spend time in the most opulent luxury chalets the Three Valleys has to offer, it’s inevitable that you will want to take a thousand and one photographs of your gorgeous surroundings. And while it’s not to say that it is impossible to buy additional memory cards upon your arrival, there’s really no sense in doing so when it is much easier (and cheaper) to pick them up at home before you set off. Among ski-trippers in particular, forgetting memory cards, chargers and other accessories is pretty common to say the least.

4 – Reusable Water Bottles

An absolute must when it comes to packing your chosen beverages for a day on the slopes, plastic water bottles are the kinds of essentials you will find yourself using all day and every day. But at the same time, they are also among the most commonly and frequently forgotten essentials of all. Chances are they will sell them at your resort, but why waste time shopping for basics when you can grab what you need before you set off?

5 – Plug Converters

Last but not least, there is very little more frustrating than turning up at your chosen resort only to realise that you cannot plug in any of the electrical items you brought along. You forgot to bring along the necessary converters and now face the challenge of both finding them on sale and procuring them for a price that isn’t about 10X higher than it is at home. Suffice to say, not the most relaxing start to your ski holiday!

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Ben Baker
Ben Baker