Our merino wool scarves are produced in Amsterdam. We want to be as sustainable as possible and it’s important for us to work with local fabrics, sourced from the Netherlands or Europe.
For that reason we always try to look for a production as close by as we can. This way we always have control over the process and the environmental cost of shipping long distances.
Our merino wool factory is based in Amsterdam. We have close contact with the people who make your scarves and oversee the whole production process. This way we are also sure people are not underpaid or work in bad work conditions. By keeping it local we can make sure factory conditions are perfect and the people get a fair wage for what they do.
We produce our merino wool scarves at Knitwear Lab they first focussed on being an industrial knit design & development lab, pushing the boundaries within knitting.
What is important for us regarding sustainability is that we make high quality products that last long. Therefore, the materials we source should be of high quality and preferably all natural. We try to make conscious choices in the materials we select. The Extra Fine Merino wool we use for our Scarves are traceable and we support our suppliers to transition to fully animal friendly and RWS certified merino wool.
During production you can’t get around some faulty pieces, which we try to up-cycle with our B – skarvs.
B - SKARV
Knitting doesn’t always go perfectly, especially when creating a product on a small scale. Some of the scarves we have made have imperfections in the size or a small hole, but it doesn’t feel right to let them go to waste.
That’s why we are selling these imperfect scarves (or scarves with extra character) at a reduced price – €75 ex. shipping. Any faults have been repaired and they’ll still keep you just as warm in the winter.
*we don’t always have the B skarvs in stock, this is related to the production process.