Gallery: Pedal-Powered “Un-knitting” Machine Unravels Sweaters to Recycle...

Imogen Hedges, Kingston University, knitting, London, U.K., United Kingdom, make do and mend, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, recycled clothing, recycled fashion, upcycled clothing, upcycled fashion, DIY fashion, DIY clothing, recycled yarn

Make do and unmend? Meet the “un-knitting” machine, a pedal-powered apparatus designed to recycle unwanted knitwear. The curious contraption is the brainchild of Imogen Hedges, a London-based product-and-furniture designer who discovered that charity shops sometimes spend hours unraveling sweaters by hand. “They can make more money out of selling the wool than they can from the sweaters,” says the Kingston University graduate, one of a select group of student designers exhibiting at the The National Centre for Craft & Design this month.

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