sustainable knits

Study 34: Ethical, Minimal-Waste Knitwear Made With Deadstock Yarns

Fighting “fast fashion” while making fashion-forward garments from recycled materials, England’s Study 34 is taking the fashion world by storm. Founded by Eleanor…

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Abury Infuses Old-World Craftsmanship With Modern-Day Spirit

Moroccan leather has been sought after over the centuries for its quality craftsmanship, beautiful geometric ornamentation, and attention to detail. However, the global hunger for fast…

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14 Eco-Friendly Knit Gifts to Warm Hearts and Hands

Share the warmth this holiday with an eco-friendly knit gift that will bring comfort and joy to hearts, hands, and Mother Earth alike. Keep someone’s noggin warm with a…

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Reformation Debuts Sustainable Alpaca Knitwear Collection

GET COZY Reformation sources its fiber from small family-owned ranches. Because each alpaca is given an acre of land to graze on, it says, the grassland has time to regenerate. It also…

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Amanda Henderson's Sculptural Knits Use Local, Natural Materials

Knitwear from Amanda Henderson is deeply rooted in nature, taking inspiration from organic textures and tones in order to celebrate the natural world through fashion. The pieces are all…

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Kahoko Brings Fair-Trade, Handmade Kenyan Textiles Into the Home

Photos by Luke Casey Eco-textile brand Kahoko offers beautiful woven textiles with a conscience, all of which use renewable natural fibers. The team brings sustainable knitted fabrics…

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Myrrhia Fine Knitwear, Sally Fox Collaborate on Locavore Organic Knits

Each piece created for Myrrhia Resneck’s Spring and Summer 2014 line has a story woven into the fabric. Coming from a family dedicated to the fashion industry and having been…

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Knit, Crochet Katniss Everdeen's Cowl-Neck Wrap From "Catching Fire"

If you’re champing at the bit for Katniss Everdeen’s one-shouldered cowl-neck wrap from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the odds are in your favor. Lion Brand has released…

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14 British Designers Create Hand-Knit Sweaters for Save the Children

The Woolly Big Text Auction couldn’t be simpler. Entrants just have to text the relevant designer name along with the amount they want to bid in British pence to 78484. They give an…

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The Happy Accident That Resulted in Doctor Who's Iconic Striped Scarf

If it wasn’t for a case of crossed wires, one of Doctor Who’s most iconic accoutrements might never have been. We’re talking, of course, about the Fourth…

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Alternative Apparel, Peruvian Artisans Create Sustainable Alpaca Line

Looking to make a blanket statement this winter? Alternative Apparel has partnered with Pacomarca, the Sustainable Alpaca Network in Peru to create an exclusive collection of capes and…

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Appalatch Launches Custom-Fit Sweaters, Ethically Made in the U.S.A.

3D printing is all the rage in the tech and design world, making everything from jewelry, sunglasses, furniture, buildings and even food, but has only barely been used to make clothes.…

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From Somewhere Unveils New Look, Collaborators for Autumn 2013

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Accompanying the label’s revival is From Somewhere’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, imbued with “new energy” from designer Brandy…

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Myrrhia's Fine Knitwear is Crafted in California From Organic Cotton

Photos by Emily Sandifer This spring and summer, celebrate the warm weather with sustainable, lightweight knitwear from Myrrhia Fine Knitwear. Created from sustainable merino wool,…

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Colorant's Naturally Plant-Dyed Cashmere Knits are Beautiful to Behold

BACK TO BASICS The textile industry typically relies on a suite of synthetic dyes to ensure consistency and fastness of color. It also consumes a tremendous amount of water—as much as…

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Liz Collins Uses Upcycled Knits to Explore "Void" in Fashion Consumption

New York based artist and designer Liz Collins creates groundbreaking structural and surreal designs using machine knitting. Her latest exhibit, “The Void,” examines fashion…

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Istanbul Knits World's Largest Sweater to Promote Energy Conservation

Istanbul’s Bayrampasa municipality has wangled the Guinness World Record for knitting the world’s largest sweater. Inspired by National Sweater Day, which is celebrated in…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $147 Eco-Friendly Scarf-and-Glove Combo From Indigenous

Punxsutawney Phil can prognosticate an early spring all he wants. Jack Frost isn’t about to cede his throne without a fight. To help our readers through the last leg of winter, we…

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