A.13

Zero Waste
Sweater

Regular price $325 Sold out

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Nikki is 173cm, wears One Size and usually wears Australian women's size 8.

These are the A.13 measurements in cm. Please allow a 5% tolerance.

Size

 OS

Circumference - Chest

144

Circumference - Hip

133
Circumference - Sleeve 42
Length - Front Body 61
Length - Back Body 70

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Description

The best of Japanese tech on Australian soil, 3D knitted using natural-dyed, organic cotton yarns, the A.13 is an oversized and understated drapey staple. The dyes used on these organic yarns are all sourced from varying natural minerals, so the result is a beautiful marle effect without the use of toxic chemicals.

Details

  • Zero-Waste Knit
  • Vegan
  • Designed for Circularity
  • Made in Victoria, Accredited by ECA
  • Flat rate $10 domestic / $35 international* shipping
  • Free delivery on AU/NZ orders +$200
  • Questions about fit? Ask us.

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A.BCH A.13
Product Story

Knit

Description

The A.13 was knitted using the latest technology in Whole Garment knitting. The Japanese Shima Seiki machine is considered the best in the world and is the only with such fine knit capabilities in Australia. The design was programmed and the knitting was supervised by our knitting specialist, Patricia Chircop who is based in Mount Macedon, Victoria. Her company is certified as an approved supplier for A.BCH by Ethical Clothing Australia. Because of this innovative Whole Garment knitting technology, the A.13 garment is knitted together in 3D, eliminating pattern paper and fabric cutting waste. 

 

Supplier

Knit 
Melbourne

Mount Macedon,
Australia

 

Yarns

Description

100% OCS (Organic Content Standard) certified organic cotton, grown in the USA, Turkey, India and Uganda and blended together. The organic cotton fibres are then sent to Japan where they are spun into the yarns ready for knitting. These yarns have been doubled, for a weightier end feel. 

 

Supplier

Hideki
Sekine

Tokyo,
Japan   

Dyes

Description

100% HANI mineral dyes include Australian Laterite, Bali Island Magnetite, Provence Yellow ocher, Brazilian hematite and German brown soil. The dyes are certified safe by the Institute of Primitive Technology. It adheres to strict Japanese policies for safety, environmental impact and correct disposal. 

 

Supplier

Yokota
Dyeing

Tokyo,
Japan 

Label

Description

100% recycled polyester made in-house by a manufacturer with a passion for developing sustainable alternatives for brands. This is the only part of the garment that isn’t biodegradable. Our goal is to someday soon make our own biodegradable woven labels, but until that glorious day, please remove this tag before composting!

 

Supplier

Avery Dennison

Hong Kong

Care Label

Description

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.

 

Supplier

Britania Packaging

Leicester, UK

Packaging

Compost

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.

 

Recycled

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. 

Care

Laundering

Organic fibres need just a little more TLC than conventional ones. Machine wash on COLD, use a delicates bag for best results and hang to dry. We'll also send a detailed digital care guide when you buy this garment.

 

Repairs

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

Recycling

To recycle this piece, send it back to us for store credit. We'll even cover shipping! Depending on its condition, we'll repair & re-sell it (as second hand) OR transform it into brand new yarns through our recycling program (so circular, darling).

 

Compost

If returning is unlikely (you're busy with a climate rally or living off the grid), this sweater is 99.5% compostable! After a long life of use, repair and re-use, simply remove the A.BCH tag before cutting the rest of it into strips, safe for anaerobic composting at home or commercially.

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