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Sustainably Knitche

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Sustainably Knitche

Knitwear Sets with Sustainability in Mind

Written by Abigail Hirsch

In a time when many of us are staying home during the current worldwide pandemic, there is an increased market for cozy, yet Zoom meeting friendly pieces. Knitwear provides the necessary comfort without sacrificing style. Not to mention, knitwear production can be naturally eco-conscious and zero waste. If shopping at all during this time of uncertainty, there is an increased level of consciousness behind the pieces we choose. Conversations surrounding the negative environmental implications of fashion are changing the way we shop. Now is a great time to do some light research, or just read this article, to better inform your next knit purchase.

Sustainability can be an overwhelming blanket term interpreted in countless ways, but prioritizing pieces made ethically and responsibly is a great starting point. From renewable raw materials, to ethical supply chain and local production, the following knitwear brands are making strides in off-setting emissions and closing the loop in textile production.

Although sustainability cannot be bought in a sweater, choosing say, recycled yarns over a mass-made knit is a great place to start.  Below, find knitwear sets ranging from neutrals to jewel tones that, in the sustainable spirit, will transcend working from home back into your ‘normal’ life (hopefully soon).

Calle Del Mar

Knit from viscose, a silk alternative made from plant fibers, Calle Del Mar creates vintage athletic wear-inspired knitwear on a non-seasonal calendar.

Find it here: CALLE DEL MAR
Find it here: CALLE DEL MAR
Find it here: CALLE DEL MAR


YanYan

This Hong Kong and New York based brand uses recycled cashmere yarns to create their bright, creative knits. The recycled leftover yarn is purchased from other companies, saving the material from a fated landfill.

Find it here: Yan Yan Knits
Find it here: Yan Yan Knits



Eckhaus Latta

Cult favorite Eckhaus Latta is known for subtle sustainability statements, like buying shoes off The Real Real for their latest runway show. This cozy set is made from longlasting Alpaca; wool is a natural fiber known for longevity.

Find it here: Eckhaus Latta
Find it here: Eckhaus Latta
Find it here: Eckhaus Latta



NAGNATA

This Byron Bay based label creates activewear with a ‘sustainably minded design' mentality.

NAGNATA employs fully-fashioned knitwear production to eliminate excess yarn and minimize waste.

Find it here: NAGNATA
Find it here: NAGNATA



Live The Process

This Los Angeles based label produced knits and activewear ethically in America. The brand creates dreamy soft colored loungewear incorporating materials such as silk and tencel.

Find it here: Live the Process 
Find it here: Live the Process 
Find it here: Live the Process 


St Agni

St Agni’s chocolatey set is made from 100% bamboo, a fast growing crop with the potential to be self-regenerating, as well as grown without pesticides.

@olivecooke Find it here: St Agni



Paloma Wool

Designer Paloma Lanna creates a range of colorful knit sets all made in Barcelona. Paloma’s multidisciplinary project focuses on local small scale production on her own calendar.

Find it here: Paloma Wool


Simon Miller

Simon Miller’s rib collection of comfy ribbed separates is available in a range of colors and cuts. The brand works with independent family-owned mills and artisans as well as strives to conserve water and energy in their production.

@kkkatggn. Find it here: Simon Miller

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