i used to be a Pullover

i used to be a Pullover

the "i used to be a pullover" is one of those phenomenally beautiful collections
which we have had in our range for several years
it's a range we've developed for a very specific market

as you know our world has become a real FUCKED UP world
this both politically and biologically, not to say even more political than biologically and economically
but yes as a trader you have to be as apolitical as can be
you mustn't show or show color in front of anyone before bumping your head
well against this opinion I have so mixed feelings
I am pink to deep fushia of political color but most here already knew that
( Bart is NOT my brother as many continue to think ... and if there are still doubts ...
let's say we commit mortal sins according to the bible... and this quite regularly even and with a lot of enthusiasm too
sit this about my political color.now on about recycling and reuse)
so whatever you think about recycling and reusing raw materials
it is becoming a necessity

this range has been developed COMPLETELY AND EXCLUSIVELY for this purpose
As you may have read here and there on our site, reuse of existing textiles is not always an obvious thing
many think recycling and that's it
well... you couldn't be further from reality than that
recycling is a true art and also a true nightmare
it all depends on where your origin of the material to be recycled comes from

and the biggest problem is and remains the quality of your fibres
every time you start a recycling process you actually get smaller fiber lengths to work with
and let this be the biggest problem for us spin technical people
the shorter a fiber is, the softer it can make a spinning feel, but also the less wear-resistant your yarn will eventually become
and also the faster you will get a pilling effect
after all, smaller fibers give more fluff and therefore more fluff attracts more easily with other fluff next to each other
and form a ball.. so the well-known pilling effect

if you take all those factors together you have to know EXTREMELY well what you are doing to put a certain cohesion in your entire collection
in other words....and listen carefully
if you recycle you have streams of different materials
if you recycle you have streams of different colors
so suppose you want to build a collection of about 5 very light and 5 dark colors
then you have to work with 2 separate recycling streams because you will never be able to make dark textiles lighter
(Aleah you could theoretically do this by starting to bleach fibers etc but this is bad for the environment and for the fibers
and also not always possible because you do not always know with which types of dyes and which types of chemistry for post-treatment have been used
there are quite a few edits used very loosely in the industry that really aren't as harmless as they would have you believe
just think of the entire PFOS scandal... such substances and much worse are indeed used and cause chemical interactions that can no longer be reversed
and in many cases can also create new chemical components that are even less desirable ...)
so if you have 2 really different recycling flows, you can already have quite a difference in cohesion of quality in those two parties
and therefore also in consistency according to fiber property and fiber type and fiber blablabla
and only a small part of the full knowledge of a textile specialist begins there
you have to start blending and making very strict choices of the how and the what you really want and don't want to get and do
because every choice you make has an IMMEDIATE influence on your end result

either way I could go on for hours on this and tell you a lot more that you have never thought and considered
related to recycling and what we call the reuse of textiles
to keep a long blabla short
so we have done a 100% reused
we were able to do this because we did not dive into waste streams from end consumers
so nothing to dive out of the textile waste container of end users
but only with this by being consistent with a fixed range of knitwear factories and weaving eggs
save everything they have in waste AND especially SEPARATELY in color groups and in type of fibers etc
only then can ej have full control over your influx of what you use
and you can also do what you want to build up a collection later
you will see this clearly in some of the colors we present

and we are also very lucky that more and more of woven and also knitted textiles
everything white is produced and only afterwards this is painted to the colors that are nodgi
so as a fashion brand you don't suddenly have 60 pullovers in unsaleable colors that according to the fashion trends would be THE COLORS OF THE SEASON about
but can you gradually repaint colors that sell well and simply don't collect others anymore
It's a newer way of thinking and building a collection

composition is
100% all pure recyceled
i used to be a Pullover
65% Fine Merino wool pure recycled origine
20% Viscose type Lyocell pure recycled origine
15% Polyamide pure recycled origine

100gram  = 380 meter