WE MAKE KNITS FOR YOUR WARDROBE, NOT FOR LANDFILLS.
We want you to have a healthy relationship with your clothes. Unfair working conditions don’t belong in your closet. Neither do clothes designed to fail. A hole or stain doesn’t have to be the end.
That’s why we’re committed to ethically crafting high-quality, low-impact clothes and getting creative to keep things in circulation.
We use leftover (deadstock) yarn instead of creating more waste.
Our knits are made of 100% deadstock. We even use our own ends in our Deadstock Mending Kits. If we didn’t use this unwanted yarn, there’s a very good chance it could end up in landfills or stay on shelves, hidden from the world. An immeasurable amount of perfectly good textiles go to waste for various reasons, one being the fashion industry isn’t prepared to make use of it. So, we connect it with Peruvian artisans who turn it into lovely knits, ready for a lifetime of wear.
We let color rule our design process instead of making rules for color.
In the conventional garment design process, colors are decided at the drawing table. We take a step back and see what colors are available first, then design based on what we find. It’s a puzzle that requires some serious creativity. But we love the challenge, and the results are always unique and unruly in the best way. Besides, color makes life vibrant and exciting!
We use high-quality fibers that stand the test of time.
Alpaca wool is a highly sustainable, biodegradable fiber that can endure just about anything. Our alpaca wool deadstock is sourced right where it’s produced in Peru, where it also has ancient ties to knitting and Peruvian heritage textile culture.
We use the finest of the fine cotton deadstock: Peruvian Pima. This cotton is soft, durable, hypoallergenic, and vegan-friendly. It can be composted at the end of its long life. It’s also wrinkle-resistant and easy to care for.
We don't make knits and make waste. We make knits because of waste.
We believe in creating value with what already exists instead of creating waste. Today this means using deadstock alpaca wool and cotton. Tomorrow might bring a new opportunity to reimagine waste. We’ll be ready to get creative.
We know it's our part to help you do your part.
For a truly circular economy, we all need to do our part. We welcome our responsibility to educate about caring for your knits, including washing, mending, and customizing them. Whatever it takes to keep your clothes in your wardrobe rotation, we want to help.
We even created a Manifesto full of inspiring illustrations and affirmations about creating with waste and expanding circular thinking. It’s a free digital download, and you can get it here.