Being a sustainable brand means to encourage a more mindful fashion sense.
Fabrics that are left over from textile factories are called SURPLUS TEXTILES or dead stock. These are eventually recycled or thrown away.
Giving SURPLUS fabrics a new purpose is a good way of giving value to what already exists, offering more without damaging the environment.
Elementum uses fabric SURPLUSES from Portuguese factories only, and exclusively from plant-based fibers.
Technically, it’s cotton, but from another part of the cotton plant, giving the resulting fabric a significantly different feel than typical cotton. The fiber itself is derived from cotton linter, which is the very fine, soft material that sticks to the cottonseeds and is left behind after the cotton has been ginned. Usually, these fibers are discarded, however, they are now recycled for the production of this surprisingly beautiful textile.
Our warmest Elementum garments are made from the finest Peruvian Alpaca wool. This fine natural fiber requires care and attention but will reward you with warmth for a long time. Alpaca fiber is a creation of nature, renewable, ethical and biodegradable. Our yarn is spun from 3 strands with an extra twist to provide a durable surface, and we only use natural un-dyed colour shades. We work with Alpaca yarn from Michell, they work harmoniously with nature, the environment and with the upmost respect for the local population.
Elementum warmer knits are made in the Netherlands, once a rich country in the wool industry but nowadays there are only four factories left.
The owner of Knit-it is Rudi, is our knitter. He is very curious and loves to develop new designs...the perfect partner...