CHANGE THE WAY YOU SHOP
Do you care for the things you buy the same way you care for those you make? Knitting your own clothes makes you feel good and improves self-esteem. Also, we tend to take better care of our handmade pieces, so they last longer than the one we buy. Make your own clothes, take care of them, and you’ll be contributing to a more sustainable planet where the slow-fashion industry has an important role.
WAK is trying to spread the slow-fashion movement by bringing new value to handmade fashion items. We work on developing trendy designs and kits for beginners, so we can reach younger generations.
CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER PLANET
Have you ever thought about how the clothes that we buy are made?
If knitting your own sweater takes you more than a week and costs more than $90, how can other brands produce them in less than one day for under $20? We encourage everyone to think about the labor, costs, and production processes that we’re supporting. By doing this, we have an opportunity to reduce pollution and our impact on the environment.
We care a lot about our materials and how they’re sourced. Our team oversees every step in our production process to ensure that our products are environmentally friendly. Also, We contribute to local communities, creating opportunities for work and community development through our long production process: A little bit to us could mean a lot to them.
Apart from our yarn, our needles and hooks are artisan made from 100% FSC Certified beechwood. Our paper bags are recycled, recyclable, and reusable. From the moment you open your kit, there are so many ways to give a second life to these bags and reduce waste.
OTHER INFO ABOUT OUR MATERIALS
A recycled yarn made of 95% cotton and 5% other fibers. The idea started as a way to give a second life to used or old jeans. Thanks to the recycling process, the fibers are treated, mixed, and then spun into a single thread, ready to knit.
OUR NEW YARN: BAMBOO
It uses a very low quantity of water for growth, helping conserve natural water resources. It also produces more oxygen per square foot than any other forest system.
An environmentally friendly fiber made from recycled shirts that deserve a second life.
"The Recycled The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled input and chain of custody. The goal of the RCS is to increase the use of Recycled materials and uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS).
"The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
This certification is provided by Promperú, an entity part of the Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry. The Fair Trade is a solidary, equitable and ethical model, which seeks to provide fair benefits to each of the parties involved in the production process of a product or service.
Mulesing is a painful surgical procedure for sheep, commonly used in Australia, to prevent the parasitic infection flystrike. Mulesing can be avoided, there are viable alternatives available. Our yarn is only 100% mulesing-free.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®️ is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials.