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Sustainable & Ethical Knitwear

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “sustainable fashion” is a picture of baggy, neutral-colored hemp clothes.

That’s Nice, but we are more than that.

Our brand relies heavily on pre-orders. Hence no resource will be wasted on making more than there is a need for. Nothing is more heartbreaking than a wonderfully crafted clothing with no one to wear it. With that in mind, we hope you enjoy your Little Good Knits for a long time or pass it on to someone who will give it new life.

Mohair, cashmere, 100% organic cotton and merino wool are natural, renewable, biodegradable, and durable fibers. Our Little Good Knits are seriously made to last for decades!

We source our merino wool from Australia and the United Kingdom, our dye from Italy and France, our cashmere from Mongolia, our mohair from South Africa and the United States.

Our fitting is always relaxed, loose-fitting, and comfortable to wear. Their touch is always smooth, warm, soft, comfortable, and gives daily cozy hugs.

We’ve infused a hint of spandex throughout the waffle knit, as well as heavy duty zones like the ribbed cuffs and waistbands, to ensure that they stay in shape wear after wear.

No animal is harmed in the process of making your knitwear. We’ve also reduced single-use plastic by using eco-friendly wax paper packaging. All purchases will be wrapped and transported in biodegradable material.

Many of our handcrafted elements are finished in London, where our studio is located. We also collaborate with a few small knitwear manufacturers that can make limited runs of knitwears with unique characteristics.

We are all about teamwork. Our creator partners, craft gentlemen/ladies, and manufacturers all receive fair pay.

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Our Little Good Knits was made with your health and the health of the world in mind.

Our Fibers & Yarns​

South Africa Mohair

Once you sample them, we know you’ll want more.

Mohair is made from the hair of the Angora goat. (This should not be confused with Angora wool, which is made from the fur of the Angora rabbit.)

Mohair is regarded as “the noble fiber” or “the diamond fiber” over the globe. Its unique attributes – shine, resilience, and color reflection – have contributed to its success, and the South African Mohair industry has developed to become the worldwide leader, producing the greatest Mohair in the world.

Mohair is sheared using scissors from Angora goats (similar to how sheep wool is shorn), but Cashmere is softly combed from the body of the Cashmere goat using combs. Mohair is more softer and thicker than cashmere and has a diameter of 12-16 microns. It is an extremely durable fiber; many of our customers are still wearing their mohair jumpers that are five years old.

Mohair fibers are silky like one’s own hair, do not irritate, and are even pleasant for individuals who are sensitive to wool. Suitable for delicate skin, it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Knitwears stay sweat and odor-free thanks to the smooth mohair fiber.

To keep the smoothness and luster of the Mohair fiber, we exclusively utilize mild procedures with no harsh chemicals.

Cotton plant in close up photography

100% Organic Cotton

 

We think the first step in making great knitwear is to source the best materials. We choose each yarn used in our Little Good Knits with great care from reliable vendors that share our dedication to unmatched softness, ethical principles, and quality. As experienced textile makers, we have very high standards for every step of the production process, from choosing the yarn to the last thread. Our little good knits satisfy the strictest requirements for quality and longevity since every yarn is selected for a particular use and thoroughly tested.

100% Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and other synthetic substances. The seeds were never genetically engineered. This kind of planting aids in maintaining the ecosystem’s equilibrium and the quality of the soil, resulting a lower environmental impact. We also always choose setups that grow organic cotton in conjunction with community development projects that make local people’s lives better.

100% organic cotton has good air permeability, it keeps warm, absorbs sweat and dries quickly, is not sticky or greasy, and does not generate static electricity. Because there is no chemical residue in the production and process, so it will not induce allergies, asthma or atopic dermatitis so it is perfect for people with sensitive skin. 100% organic cotton is exceptionally soft and comfy, with no irritation, and is ideal for baby’s skin. In addition, it can help prevent eczema in children. Compared with other chemical fiber materials, organic cotton is more environmentally friendly and the degradation time is relatively short. In general, organic cotton is more durable than regular cotton. Because its strands are stronger, it can last longer and be washed and worn more often.

Our blankets start with the best yarns, which are made using ring spinning, which is the oldest and best method. Ring spinning bends fibers together after pulling them from combed slivers. This makes a softer, stronger, smoother yarn that is better at resisting pilling than open-end spinning, which is what most recycled cotton yarns are made of. Ring spun yarns are worth the extra money, even though they take longer to make and cost more. Little Good Knits blankets are a luxury addition to any home because they have a cleaner surface and are softer than other blankets.

We have carefully selected the best GOTS-certified organic cotton fibers from Turkey and the USA, spun to perfection at an ideal twist multiple that results in an opulently soft, non-toxic, and non-irritant texture. To make sure our product is safe for you, your family and the environment, we only use non-heavy metal and non-harmful dyes.

Australian Merino Wool

Buy better, buy ethical.

Our merino collection is expertly spun in Italy by a renewable manufacturing mill using Tasmanian merino wool. This lovely ultrafine merino is not only soft, natural, and breathable, but it is also ethical.

We collaborate with an Italian spinning mill dedicated to producing fully traceable products using ethical farms and modern, sustainable resources. The factory generates its own electricity through the use of solar panels and hydro turbines. They also dye and process the fibers with fresh water from the Italian Alps, making them extra refined and soft.

Our merino wool is sourced from a fourth generation family business that is proud to supply the world with the best Tasmanian wool. They ensure that their 25,000 sheep live in the best biodiversity possible on their 18,000-hectare estate, where exceptional skilled shearing teams are employed every year during harvest season to ensure that all sheep are handled ethically and with love and care.

The wool fibers are treated in the purest Alpine water before being spun into the softest, ultrafine yarn, making these lightweight pieces ideal for layering all year round.

No animal or environment is harmed in the process of making your knitwear.

After hearing how amazing the sunrise would be, I woke up super early to catch the sunrise along the coast of New Zealand. However, there ended up being too many clouds and nothing came out as well as I would have liked. The path to the coast was full of shy sheep running away from me. On my way back home, I happened to catch these two friends from afar as we exchanged gazes and felt calm.

Mongolian Cashmere

This winter, discover new comfort level that you won’t know how you have lived without.

Despite being significantly lighter in weight, it can be up to 8x warmer than sheep’s wool.

Due to the harsh weather conditions of Mongolia, Mongolian goats have one of the warmest coats. Temperatures range from -40°C to 40°C throughout the seasons, training these goats to produce the toughest wool.

Cashmere goats have two coats of hair to help them survive harsh climates: a coarse, thick coat of outer long hairs and an undercoat of fine downy fleece. In the hot summers following the harshest winters, nomads comb the goats’ downy undercoats off to be spun into the softest cashmere.

Rather than using a commercial shearing method, our cashmere is extracted by hand using bristly brushes that gently comb tufts of fleece from our little guys to ensure the highest quality.

Recycled Polyster

Support sustainable fashion.

Recycled polyester (rPET) is a synthetic textile fiber made by melting plastic (typically from plastic bottles or containers thrown away by consumers) and cutting it into a single nuova polyester fiber.

According to the non-governmental organization Ocean Conservancy, about 8 million tons of plastic are lost in the oceans each year, adding to the 250 million tons currently circulating in marine habitats (2020). At this rate, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

Plastic was discovered in the stomachs of 60% of seabirds and 100% of all sea turtle species studied (some animals mistake plastic for food and consume it).

Microplastics, on the other hand, are everywhere, from alpine lakes to glaciers, from our tap water to the animal food we eat (particularly fish).

In terms of landfills, the United States Environmental Protection Agency claimed that the country’s landfills received 26 million tons of plastic in 2015. While the EU estimates that its inhabitants create the same amount each year.

Clothes are clearly a significant contributor to the problem: in the United Kingdom, the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) estimated that over 140 million pounds of clothing end up in landfills each year.

Because polyester accounts for over 60% of global PET manufacturing – roughly double that used in plastic bottles – the creation of a non-virgin polyester fiber supply chain has the potential to have a major influence on needs, energy, and global resources.

The recycled polyester keeps plastic out of landfills, incinerators, and the oceans. Recycled polyester provides non-biodegradable materials a second chance. It decreases garbage, hence extending landfill life and lowering hazardous emissions from incinerators. It also contributes to the promotion of alternative recycling channels for polyester clothing that are no longer worn.

Part of a wall in the centre of Singapore, made out of plastic waste.  A great idea however it really brought it home how biodegradable plastic is and how much of it we use on a daily basis.
Using our CONSCIOUS CRITERIA, we examine the effect of our brand's manufacturing.

Consistent throughout the process

RECYCLED MATERIALS

One of the most sustainable ways of producing new fashion collections is to make them out of components that would have usually gone to waste. We consider featured products as recycled if the fabrics contain at least 30% pre- or post-consumer recycled materials, with the exception of recycled cotton at 20%. Certifications we will consider: Global Recycle Standard (GRS), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)

ORGANIC MATERIALS

The plants that are the origin of the fiber of the textile have been cultivated through organic agriculture. We consider a fabric organic if at least 70% of its fibers come from certified organic farming. Certifications we will consider: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Organic Content Standard (OCS), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Responsible Wool Standard, EcoCert, World Fair Trade Organization, Certified Animal Welfare Approved

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

We consider sustainable materials as fabrics that are neither organic, nor recycled, yet have a minimal impact on the environment. Textile designers and researchers around the world develop an amazingly huge range of new technologies every year to create new (semi-synthetic) fabrics that are sustainable. Certifications we will consider: This strongly depends on the fabric and the technology behind it but most are certified with Oeko Tex 100, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) and more.

CLEAN PRODUCTION

It’s not only the raw materials of the fabric that have an impact on our planet but also which chemicals were used in the process, how is the waste water management of the facilities that spin the yarns and weave or knit the fabric. We consider cleanly produced items as those which do not impact the environment and humans in any harmful way. Certifications we will consider: Bluesign, Oeko Tex 100, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), The Higg Index – especially Higg, Facility Environmental Module (FEM), Climate Neutral certification, B Corporation

ETHICAL LABOR

For a product to receive the ethical labor batch, the brand’s manufacturer must have their manufacturers must have the highest certifications like those listed below. While ALL of our products are ethically made, we highlight extraordinarily well certified brands and manufacturers. We want to guarantee that the women and men making the products on our website are paid fairly, treated with respect, have safe working conditions, humane working hours, are not forced into labor or face discrimination. Certifications we will consider: Fairtrade, Fair Wear Foundation, Fashion Revolution (not a certification), The Higg Index, Child Labour Free, B Corporation, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

MADE TO ORDER

One of the biggest challenges of the fashion industry is textile waste. Overproduction, discounting and cheap garments are the major contributors to ever growing landfills. We therefore consider made-to-order production an important criteria for conscious production. Instead of producing up front and then offering their collection for sale, made-to-order means that a brand first receives an order and then starts making it – often in their in house sewing room which minimizes waste and CO2 emissions. While there are no specific certifications (that we know of), made-to-order is part of our company’s business model.

We believe in a more sustainable fashion future and are aware of the issues that exist now. We want our suppliers to share our commitment to promoting good change in the sector. Our supplier handbook contains stringent labor, chemical compliance, and animal welfare rules.

With this in mind, we developed a sustainability strategy that strives to help conserve the environment, reduce waste, and guarantee that our goods are manufactured in surroundings that comply with health, safety, and employment standards.

We are always looking for ways to improve in all parts of our company, from finding better textiles to exploring natural dyes to evaluating the use of plastic in delivery methods. However, we want to go much further in this area in the future and attain 100% compatibility.

Do you have any recommendations for making our procedures more environmentally friendly and/or ethical?

Get in touch — we would love to hear your ideas!