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ARTKNIT JOURNAL

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Why is wool a more responsible choice?

Sustainability of wool represents a tangible example of how the textile industry can embrace responsible practices to preserve the environment and ensure ethical production.

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Our three 100% Merino Wool Yarns

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These are all 100% Merino Wool yarns, a particularly fine and valuable wool that comes from Australian Merino sheep. It is a renewable material that is easily recyclable and biodegradable.

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Coloring responsibly: the world of natural dyes

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Natural dyes can have various origins: plant-based, animal-based, mineral-based, and some can even be derived from fungi, bacteria, lichens, or food waste. Ours are of plant origin – they come from leaves, berries, and roots that give delicate shades to the yarn.

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Craftsmanship in all its shapes: discover TA-DAAN

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We met with the team at TA-DAAN, a brand that supports young artisans by offering home decor, accessories and jewelry made in their workshops and small businesses. Like us, TA-DAAN promotes a more...

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Circular cooking: a recipe from Chef Michele Lazzarini

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Michele Lazzarini, Chef of Contrada Bricconi showed us how circularity is an essential part of his food philosophy. He did so with a recipe, born from the idea of reusing fish scraps in the kitchen.

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Meet our artisan Sonia

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Sonia is one of our youngest artisans. She grew up surrounded by wool cones: her passion for knitting started in her family, from her mother, and what was initially just a hobby turned into her vocation.

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The Knitwear Care Guide

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Taking good care of your knitwear is the best way to make it last longer and reduce its impact. Discover our tips to gently wash, dry, iron and store your Artknit pieces.

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Nice to meet you, Michele Lazzarini

We met Michele Lazzarini, the chef who is breathing new life into a small rural hamlet hidden in the mountains of Bergamo, Italy.

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A peaceful walking tour of Sarzana with Lorenzo Bises

Lorenzo took us to Sarzana, a small town in Northern Italy. We got lost in the little alleys of this gem with him.

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Carefree days in Florence with Clio Bargellini

Clio took us to Florence for a refreshing break. It is early morning, Spring is still shy in Milan and we head off to Florence. You can find hidden beauty in every corner.

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Our Insider's tips for a weekend in Milan

Milan has great stories to tell and great beauty to admire. It’s just a matter of knowing where to go. Here are our favorite places to spend some time during a relaxing weekend and our suggested matching looks.

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Everything you need to know about our Merino Wool

Our most beloved and versatile wool, ideal for everyday use. The fibers of this Merino wool measure 19.5 microns thick and undergo the combing process, giving the material a silky texture.

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Everything you need to know about our Ultrasoft Wool

An extremely lightweight material that resembles cashmere to the touch. With 17.5 microns of thickness, it is our softest and thinnest wool fiber.

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Meet the spinning mill Lanecardate

A carding mill with a tricentenary story in the heart of Biella's textile district that works the best natural materials with the care, passion and know-how of generations.

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Why are we obsessed with natural fibers?

Natural fibers have some inner values that make them more convenient than synthetic ones, in the long run. But which are these characteristics? Are they always beneficial, or do they also have unwanted cons?

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Discover how we're shaping a better future, one knit at a time.

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