LAERKE SWEATER IN ONE OF A KIND RECYCLED YARN

LAERKE SWEATER IN ONE OF A KIND RECYCLED YARN

WASTE YARN PROJECT

Regular price $450.00 Sale

An oversized, boxy fit unisex sweater made from yarn that is leftover from other production. Each sweater is unique. Melissa is 5'7" and typically wears a size 2 dress or 26 pants. She's wearing the Laerke Sweater in size small. Anthony is 6'2" with a 38" chest and a 31" waist. He normally wears a size medium shirt and 32 pants. He's wearing the sweater in size medium.

With over a decade of knitwear design experience leading the world’s premier fashion houses, Siri Johansen commonly observes factories with scores of boxes full of left over yarns from previous production. Each box holding different colours and material composition. These ‘remnants’ are either too limited for a new production run, the colours are not befit for the new season or the process for re-use is human labour intensive, and therefore, deemed economical. Siri partnered with Sebastian Maes, an adventurous knitwear producer she had worked with for many years, and together they got to work. The shape of each Waste Yarn Project garment is thoughtfully designed but each garment has a different combination of yarn and colors, always determined by the supply of surplus yarns. Each finished garment is therefore a unique design and numbered to reflect that.

  • Since each sweater is unique the yarn content varies a bit. Expect your piece to be made of a mix of wool, mohair, viscose, nylon, linen, cashmere, polyester, and acrylic (in trace amounts). 
  • Hand wash, inside out, line dry.
  • Made in Shanghai, China. 
    • S: 22" top of shoulder to hem, 22.5" bust, 18" hip
    • M: 24"  top of shoulder to hem, 23" bust, 18.5" hip
    • L: 24"  top of shoulder to hem, 24" bust, 19" hip

*Measurements taken flat.