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WORTH Partnership Project
Project

Knitink

"We Rewind Knitwear." Knitink is a new circular method focused on the production of knitwear that allows the recovery of material from garments at the end of their life cycle with less energy expenditure.

Knitink

The message of the project

The method developed by the project aims to maintain the characteristics of the original material as intact as possible for three fundamental reasons: firstly, to avoid or delay a new yarn production process, which would involve energy expenditure, use of polluting substances, and consumption of raw material; secondly, to enable the recovery of mixed composition yarns that cannot be recycled using common methods; and thirdly, to make the end customer aware that choosing a product manufactured in a circular, ethical, and careful way is no longer a luxury but a necessity.

The idea behind the project

The project's core idea is to recover the attitude of respect towards the product and the material, reminiscent of the old knitters who worked on manual machines and understood the precious nature of yarn. From this traditional sensitivity, a new approach to knitwear production is born. Knitink represents both an attitude and a protocol that embraces all phases of production, from design to final recovery.

Knitink is a design method that ensures the life of a knitwear garment becomes circular through the recovery of almost all of the material used, significantly reducing the consumption of energy and raw materials. Additionally, it contributes to the creation of new specialised roles in the work environment with just a short training period that the project provides. Throughout human history, the act of creating a garment has evolved from a necessity to a form of art aimed at enhancing personal aesthetics. However, at this moment, it is above all an act of great responsibility towards the environment and ourselves, necessitating a new approach based on respect.

Projects Edition
  • WORTH Partnership Projects II
Project Call
  • 2nd Call Projects
Project Sector
  • Textile - Fashion
Project Challenge
  • Circular Economy

Stakeholders

Coordinators

Cristina Bellandi

Address
Italy

Brenda Cecchi

Address
Germany

Claudio Marenco Mores

Address
Italy