Beanie made from recycled wool
These hats are knitted from thick yarn and have a rather loose fit, made from recycled yarn made from a mixture of wool and polyamide with a vertical rib structure. 100% recycled
Composition: 70% wool | 30% polyamide
Recycling at Loop.a life: A large part of the recycled clothing is made from industrial waste. Old clothes are also processed. Loop.a life buy this textile waste from local textile sorters. You can use these leftovers to make beautiful and super durable products. That sounds easy, but it isn't. There is hardly any high-quality recycling, for example by converting clothes into new clothes. Only 1% of the world's clothing production is made from worn clothing. First, the textile waste is sorted by raw material, then by color. In this way there is no need to dye later in the process and your own unique colors are created. All textile waste must then be removed by hand from buttons, zippers and labels. These are labor-intensive processes and you can volunteer on site to help. The cleaned raw material is then further processed in southern Europe. Machines shred the raw material mechanically without chemicals or water. Then it can also be mixed with other materials. The fibers are mixed with industrial waste (e.g. recycled PET bottles) or with recycled post-production material. In other words, recycled fibers from clothing production. This means that new colors can be created without coloring. It also has to be mixed with other fibers to make a strong new yarn. For example, polyester and polyamide make a yarn stronger so it will last longer. Then it's time to spin the fibers into yarn. The French and Italian spinners Loop.a life cooperates with have years of experience in recycling.
All yarns are then checked for quality. During spinning, it is determined how thick the yarn will be and how it will be twisted. All of this affects the next step: knitting or weaving the finished product. Design: Loop-a life make special basics and comfortable design classics with special details. They believe that it is important that the designs are timeless and last for more than one season. The knitting is then done in the Netherlands and Portugal using the full knitting process (this means that the parts are custom-made and therefore cause less waste). They think it is important that our manufacturers have responsible working conditions. They choose production partners in the area and visit them regularly. They are also working on promoting local employment and minimizing transport kilometers. The partner in Portugal is a GOTS and ISO9001 certified factory that is also audited by other independent organizations. This means, among other things, that the working conditions are good and the quality is guaranteed.