Regular price $133
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The A.CTT (Cutpiece Thermal Top) is made on commission. Each one is unique due to the offcut availability in both colour and form. The overall cut is consistent and allows for up to 4 sizes in one due to the natural stretch of the merino rib offcuts.
Size 1 = XXS - M
Size 2 = M - XXL
Size 3 = XXL - 5XL
Size C = Customisable
Circumference - Chest (Relaxed)
|Circumference - Chest (Stretched)||C
|Circumference - Hem (Relaxed)||C|
|Circumference - Hem (Stretched)||C|
|Length – Front / Back||C|
Elke is 5'8", size AU 8 and wears A.CTT in size 1.
Elke is 5'8", size AU 8 and wears A.CTT in size 1..
Elke is 5'8", size AU 8 and wears A.CTT in size 1..
The Cutpiece Thermal Top is created from the selvedges and offcuts of our popular A.34 merino thermals (which are first created from surplus mill rolls). In order to honour the precious material of wool, we keep every single leftover scrap from the cutting process, which we then sort by size and colour palette. We hand place and stitch new textiles from these precious resources. In the case of A.CTT it is a subtle nod to our technique in the sleeve alone.
We call this textile production method 'Cutpiece' – a regenerated textile that is entirely unique to the individual garment and owner. Commissions for this style are welcome, as are customisation requests.
- Made to order (3 weeks)
- Circular Design
- Main: 100% Australian Merino Surplus Offcucts
- Milled + Re-Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
- Includes digital care guide
The A.CTT is made to order, in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our entire production and HQ operations rely on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. Your fabric is first created by hand before being laid and cut with minimal waste (however all new waste can go back into this very process). Pieces are then sewn by our team of skilled machinists. Each garment is quality checked and pressed before being sent to you. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
100% Cutpiece from merino rib (mill surplus). This wool was originally grown and blended from ten farms from around Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. The wool fibre was purchased and combined by Fox & Lille Wool Brokers before being sent to Xin’ao in China to be processed and spun. Farms, broker and spinner are Responsible Wool Standard certified. These yarns are kept seperate from other wool, ensuring traceability from farm to product. Spun yarns were sent back to Victoria to our mill, MTK who knitted and dyed the fabrics locally. These fabrics were end of roll, mill surplus used to created the A.34 thermal style. We regenerate a new textile from the offcuts to create 'Cutpiece' a unique production process for working with offcuts.
Fox & Lille
Oakleigh South, VIC
100% Tencel Lyocell, made from eucalyptus tree pulp, which is also FSC and Canopy verified. The fibre is created by Lenzing in Austria, which is spun and dyed in Portugal. The thread is strong, durable and colourfast and is certified biodegradable in land and marine environments.
Our Australian based trim supplier INGWE works directly with Hong Kong based supplier Oletta Limited. Our labels are woven in un-dyed and black GOTS certified organic cotton, certified by Control Union. The cotton is grown in the Xinjiang province, then spun and woven in Pingdingshan, a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.
100% organic cotton, printed with Oeko Tex 100 certified inks. The yarns are sourced in India from GOTS certified mills and are woven at our supplier-owned mill into tape. They are then whitened according to GOTS standards using oxygen based whiteners and digitally printed.
Our default packaging for local orders, home-compostable satchels have the lowest environmental impact when composted locally. Please don't throw this into your general waste bin, instead, after re-use, compost at home or find other solutions here. You can contact us immediately after placing your order to request recyclable packing instead.
For extra fragile goods, or international orders, we use 100% post-consumer waste recycled and RECYCLABLE satchels, boxes and tissue paper. After re-use, these can go into your curb-side paper recycling bin.
Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Hand wash only on COLD with a gentle wool wash and lay flat to dry. Always store folded / not hung. We'll send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this garment.
We stand by our garments + offer complimentary repairs for all A.BCH pieces. Our free repairs are for general wear and tear, all we ask is that you cover the cost of delivery or drop off to our Melbourne studio. Re-making or alterations can also be requested + will be individually quoted based on the time required.
End of Life
Help extend the life of A.CTT by sending or dropping it back to us for store credit – we'll even cover the shipping. Depending on its condition, we'll repair & re-sell it (as second hand), remake it into something or if it's no longer useful, we'll transform it into brand new yarns through our Recycling Program (so circular, darling).
A.CBT was specifically designed for easy mechanical recycling and this is the preferred afterlife pathway. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even cover the shipping. Once received and assessed, the garment is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles or go back into the recycled wool industry.
A.CTT is completely biodegradable (threads and all). While we recommend sending this piece back to us so we can appropriately recycle it - as a last resort, this garment can be self-decommissioned, cut into smaller pieces and added to your home garden soil.