Why Knitting Now? Knitting is Sustainable.

Knitting is an additive manufacturing method, creating shape and form directly from the constituent materials. This means that there is minimal waste in knit production. Shape is not cut out, rather it is knitted into a fabric. This is important as a strategy to reduce waste. Knitted fabrics can be produced from any material with the necessary strength, length and flexibility. Some of the most low impact natural fibres such as linen, wool and jute have been explored within this exhibition, highlighting the potential for materials that are produced locally and can biodegrade at end of life.


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