Feeling like you need a refreshing trip in nature right now? Well, we get it. But that's not the easiest thing lately, that's why we decided to share the journey of our knits in its all-natural cycle, so every time you wear it, you can fell like there's a part of nature in your hands.
Let's take a deep dive in the environmental journey and all the practises across our entire community from fiber to you (and beyond).
Below, are four easy steps to map out the 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable life of our knits:
All fibers from Artknit come from nature and it all starts with plants doing the most work for us. By capturing carbon from the atmosphere and converting it into organic compounds, it becomes the basis of our fibers. Wool, for example, after the sheeps consume those plants, gets 50% of its weight made of carbon, organic cotton holds 40%. And that’s the beginning of a natural, renewable system: our fibers carry all natural nutrients throughout their lives to give it back to soil at their disposal.
All those fibers are spun into yarns at our hometown Biella, Italy and then go straight to the hands of our skilled artisans - all in Italian territory - reducing distances and CO2 emissions. After your Artknit essential is done, we bypass all middlemen and intermediaries, shipping directly from maker to you, reducing even further CO2 emission along our supply chain.
Okay, now it’s where it comes to you, but relax, we made it a lot easier to use our knits with a low impact. First things first: all Artknit pieces are made as essentials, which means they’re made to be kept longer than other garments and are often easy to repair. Having also high second-hand value it extends the life of our knits. We also take care in picking fibres that are long durable and low maintenance. Our knits, especially the wool ones, require very little washing and they're also 100% biodegradable in sea or land which means it doesn't generate any microplastic pollution.
This is where the renewability really kicks in: all Artknit natural fibers readily biodegrades after disposal, releasing valuable nutrients to soil or marine environments.
And that's a wrap! It’s a long road to renewability and circular products, but we’re constantly pushing forward our entire process to get in the loop and we’re glad you’re getting in it with us.
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