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METHODS Why have you decided to work with wool? Isn’t it difficult? As mentioned, my mom is very craftsy, and back in 2012 she had a phase where she loved to spin her own wool yarns on her wooden spinning wheel. I knew nothing of wool, or sustainability for that matter, and out of boredom I went with her to collect raw wool from a local sheep breeder. When we drove home I asked her what the sheep breeder would do with all the bags of wool we didn’t pick up, and she answered that he would just burn it. It was a jaw-dropping experience for me, so in 2014 when I had to do my final bachelor’s project, I chose to investigate this further and create a collection from this type of wool. The thing is that these sheep are bred for their meat and other properties than their wool, so the wool is coarse and it has basically just become a burden for the sheep breeder. It’s not difficult, it’s quite simple actually: I pick up the raw wool, sort it, ship it to the spinning mill, they ship back the finished yarns, and then I knit with it. But each step just takes a lot of time, though, which I have to optimize on in the future. How long does it take you to make one sweater?  If you count in the spinning process, it takes approximately 3-4 months from fibre to finished product. But if you only think of the knitting process it takes a couple of days from yarn to finished product. Why are your sweaters oversized?  I love oversized garments, I find it so much more comfortable. Also, it doesn’t matter if you gain or loose a little weight. I just want to create garments that people can live in, if you know what I mean? Garments they will use a lot and keep for a long time. EVOLUTION OF THE BRAND I’ve learned a lot about which materials and textile techniques I want to work with. I’ve come to realise that I have to do less design work that ends up in showpieces that I can’t sell, and think more in smart ways to optimise my design techniques that can sell. But I still enjoy doing the showpieces, so for the recent collection “Through Another Prism”, I made a cruelty free fur jacket which took a lot of time to make. It’s made of a knitted base fabric and then I use shorn wool locks and sew them on one by one. All in all I was very pleased with this collection, whereas there were things I wanted to change with the previous collection “All That Glitters is Gold”. FUTURE PLANS I hope the new collection, which drops in the web-shop ultimo November, will sell well, and I hope to scale up production next year and maybe outsource it to a local Danish manufacturer so that I won’t have to knit and sew everything myself. And I really just hope that I can influence people’s choice of clothing so that we can create a more green industry in the future.

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AIM Magazine is a magazine that is entirely dedicated to fashion. It is a place where you will find stories about people from the fashion in...

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