The sheep was worth a shave - The Won Wool Project:
turning deadstock yarn into unique accessories
With a long career in fashion, Catharina is highly alert to the issues of waste and over-production. Today, she’s ‘winning back’ wool from the textile industry and transforming it into innovative and stylish accessories. The majority of materials are surplus to requirements: deadstock designer yarns and wool recuperated from shade cards and post-consumer garments. Other fibres are gathered from specialised commercial sources, such as factories and mills with high sustainability credentials.
The collars share the same simple graphic form but, rather like samples or test pieces, they are all unique: the results of one-off experiments in colour, pattern and texture. Knitted on a Brother handloom knitting machine in Catharina’s Copenhagen studio, these eye-catching accessories are meticulously documented.
Each piece comes with a biodegradable identification tag (a nod to those worn by sheep) and a record card detailing the provenance of the wool. Currently in production: collars, scarves and hats.