Our materials are world renown for their antimicrobial properties. Synthetics and cotton absorb and trap sweat, which allows bacteria and as a result odor to thrive. Khullu and merino don’t let this happen. Instead they are the most efficient materials in the world for moving moisture away from the body, expelling it as vapor into the air.
Thinner diameter fiber, measured in microns, is softer. Khullu and ultra-fine merino fiber averages 15-20 μm in fineness, which is about 80% finer than human hair.
Wool fibers are hollow. The hollow fibers allow the fabric to trap air and insulate the body. Hollow wool fibers are a product of the harsh and extremely cold environments these animals adapted to live in.
Our sweaters are created with a technology called Wholegarment, which allows us to knit in 3-dimensions. Traditionally, sweaters are created by sewing cut fabric parts together that are each knit separately. This causes waste and irritating seams that interfere with stretch and fit. Our process, on the other hand, knits sweaters in one entire piece, creating a more comfortable fit with nearly zero waste.
Our sweaters are made in Brooklyn, New York by Tailored Industry. We work with them to create our sweaters through a new manufacturing process called Wholegarment 3D knitting.
When we were initially designing our sweater, we looked for ways to create a more comfortable fit and reduce waste. Wholegarment manufacturing checked those boxes - instead of sewing cut fabric parts together that are each knit separately, the Wholegarment process knits sweaters in one entire piece without seams, creating a more durable sweater with nearly zero waste.
We chose Tailored Industry vs. other Wholegarment manufacturers in part because of their brand vision. They want to become a platform for on-demand knitwear. We're hoping we can grow together, create all kinds of custom sizes, and eventually remove the need for inventory completely. We'll see!
Yes. Machine wash at a normal or cool temperature. Don't tumble dry. Instead, lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Avoid fabric softener or products with bleach.
Pilling is the natural process that occurs when the shorter natural wool fibers work their way to the surface of a sweater. Pilling is normal and expected with any wool piece of clothing, but fear not because there is a tried and true method to manage pilling. The first thing you should do is wash your sweater after the first 4 wears. Throw your sweater in the wash with a pair of jeans, just make sure to close the zippers. Over time, shorter fibers causing pilling will pull away on their own.
Buy a sweater and we'll tell you.
There's only so much we can do alone, and we quickly realized that the clothes/styles/things that make us feel good are deeply personal. We're creating a sweater meant to be central to a personal uniform and last for life. We had to make sure we were creating something people really wanted to not only wear, but wear repeatedly, which is why for the past several months we’ve been co-creating our sweater with our community called the Customer Advisory Board.Co-Create a Sweater
What exactly does the advisory board do?
We send members things in the mail like measuring tapes, yarn and sweater samples, and even sweaters so they can tell us about their perfect fit and put our sweaters to the test. We also jump on Zoom calls with members because, well... faceless brands suck.
At the end of the day, we're learning about what helps our customers feel their best. Instead of us designing alone, we're excited to co-create our first product together through the Customer Advisory Board. Who knows, maybe our 1st advisory board members will even stick around to help us design our 10th product. We hope so.