This iinouiio DK is 97% wool 3% fibres with 80% recycled. And provides 115 metres.
About iinouiio: ‘We wanted to find a way to say how it is never too late to play our part in changing to more sustainable practices. ‘It is never over until it is over’ became the family moto when planning our return. It then became a shortened version (iinouiio), as the long one would never catch on!
The iinouiio project is a passion for the founders and a demonstration of what is possible with wool recycling in the UK.
This is our first batch of reclaimed wool, made with loving care by iinouiio’s founders. With increasing concerns about resource depletion, climate change and ‘fast fashion’, we hope the iinouiio project will be supported.
Having knowledge of recycling post-consumer wool from many years ago, we are compelled to offer this alternative as our contribution to change.’
At iinouiio, we’re not just making and selling stuff – even though we’re passionate about making, creating and designing. For us, this is how we fund our work with education, history and the arts about textile recycling in West Yorkshire.
The iinouiio project believes in using the textiles we have for as long as possible, to find new uses for them, dispose wisely and consume thoughtfully. But when it’s time to buy something new, it might be worth reading this.
According to ‘Case Study 181’, a report compiled by the British Textile Technology Group, funded by the Energy Efficiency Office (Department of the Environment) and published by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 1993 ‘Textiles and the Environment’ there are huge savings in energy, water and pollution from choosing recycled wool made in the UK.
In addition to the significant energy savings:
Fresh water consumption and effluent production are greatly reduced because processes such as raw wool scouring and dyeing do not need to be repeated.
Old woollen garments, synthetic garments and factory waste are usually dumped in landfill sites. When wool decomposes it produces methane, a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect. By recycling wool, methane production is reduced because less material goes to landfill sites. Old synthetic garments will not decompose.