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The Knitting Bag is one size.
|Max Opening Circumference
Adhel is 5'9" and wears the Knitting Bag in OS.
The Knitting Bag (edition 2) is an ode to the intensity of time and hand-work once put into everyday objects. The Knitting Bag was inspired by the heirlooms hand knitted and embroidered by the designer's great grandmother and grandmother which have been treasured for generations. Edition 1 was created as a one-off art piece for the exhibition Future Inheritance. Edition 2 is a smaller, re-worked version available by commission, as each one takes many hours to produce and is also dependent upon material availability.
The Knitting Bag is a modern take on the labour of love imparted into an object, though not necessarily by knitting, but by other hand-techniques like quilting, threading and knotting. The Knitting Bag, while made from the offcuts of so-called waste of other garments, is imbued with renewed value through time, technique and meaning. The Knitting Bag has a drawstring mechanism and purse style sling that can be shortened or lengthened based on your preference. Please note this piece is made to order and takes around 3 weeks to complete.
- Made to order (3 weeks)
- Circular Design
- Plant Based
- Made from offcuts
- Main: 100% GOTS Organic Cotton
- Milled + Made in Australia
- ECA Accredited
Includes Digital Care Guide
The Knitting Bag is made in-house at the A.BCH circular factory. Our factory and HQ operate on 100% renewable wind power and we carbon offset our energy use. The fabric is re-claimed from the offcuts of our popular skivvy range, where long slim pieces of material are leftover. We cut our pattern pieces from these offcuts before pressing, clamping, quilting, threading, looping, recutting and constructing the piece. This bag is not produced in batches, each one is cut and made individually. The processes in time-intensive and requires a 3 week lead-time for completion. Finally the draw string cord is threaded through and knotted, which can be adjusted based on your preference. Our operations are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
100% certified organic cotton 295gsm, 1x1 rib offcuts from our skivvy range. The fibre is grown, processed and spun in India, is ACO certified plus is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified at every stage from processing to finishing to meet strict environmental, toxicity and social standards. The yarns are knitted at our partner mill (one of the last remaining in Australia) located just outside of Melbourne. From here, the fabric is sent to a local dye-house where it is scoured and custom dyed to our spec using GOTS approved dyes.
100% Tencel Lyocell, Cradle 2 Cradle certified Gold. Tencel Lyocell is made from eucalyptus tree pulp, which is FSC and Canopy verified. The fibre is created by Lenzing in Austria, which is then spun and dyed in Switzerland. The thread is strong, durable and colourfast and is certified biodegradable in land and marine environments.
Johann Müller AG
Our labels are woven un-dyed and black OCS organic cotton, grown in the Xinjiang province in China. The labels were created after we searched high and low for a supplier who would be willing to weave organic cotton into labels for us, and we finally found one thanks to our wholesale partner. This is a positive step, however we are working to have these labels GOTS certified in the future as well.
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 in COLD water using a laundry bar or gentle eco-friendly detergents (check that there is no added bleach in your laundry detergents as these may discolour the bag). Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry or dry-clean. We'll send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this piece.
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 and that you launder your piece prior to drop off. 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 the Knitting Bag 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).
The Knitting Bag was specifically designed for easy mechanical or cellulose chemical recycling. Send or drop it back to us for store credit, we'll even pay for shipping. Once received and assessed, the piece is washed and prepared for mechanical recycling. The yarns we create from this process will become feedstock for future A.BCH styles.
If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), The Knitting Bag is biodegradable as a last resort. After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply cut the garment into smaller pieces and bury in your garden soil. It should biodegrade entirely within 4-8 weeks, depending on conditions.