Merino Knit - An all year favourite
When we mention knit, what first comes to mind? Are you lounging in front of a fireplace? Are eyeballing your favourite go-to sweater that you'll throw over as soon as the first leaves fall?
Wool has come a long way over the last 10.000 years and your granny’s home-made mittens. Here are a few reasons why wool, especially Merino, makes a grand part of our collection and why you might reconsider your on-off relationship, with this beautiful material.
Knitted fabrics produce less waste, during production.
While other items such as cotton T-shirts are assembled of various cut out patterns, most knit clothing is made from individually woven parts. Avoiding the cut out scraps, your knit piece can play a part in reducing the 92 million tons of waste, produced annually by the fashion industry.
Wool is an organic, renewable and biodegradable textile.
Just like you and I need new haircut (reminder to treat yourself from time to time), sheep are being sheared once a year. This wool can be spun into fine threads.
We attain the material from natures reproductive rhythm.
Its decomposing features qualify it way more for the future, than synthetic textiles, which often rely on fossil fuels and add to micro-plastic pollution.
Finally, wool has natural properties which benefit you and reduce water usage.
Merino wool’s superpowers, softness and warmth lie in the fibre. The finer the fibre, the softer the material. Merinos natural structure supports the transfer of moisture and absorbs odour causing bacteria. By using ultrafine yarns, as in our MAR1A or 1VAN, we've created an all-year staple for your wardrobe, engineered by no one else than mother nature herself.