Sustainability is an undeniable part of our present and future, and we take it into account during each part of our process—from the construction and design of our collections to the production and sourcing of materials.
QUALITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Each A. ROEGE HOVE piece is developed in our studio in Copenhagen and carefully produced by our cooperative knit factories located in Umbria, Italy, and Kildare, Ireland, under fair working conditions to ensure a high level of quality and sense of responsibility that is inevitable for the future of fashion. It allows each collection to maintain the artistic quality and feel of craftsmanship and push the boundaries of possibilities in knitwear production.
All A. ROEGE HOVE designs are knitted directly into shape, meaning there is no cut-and-sew and very little waste. We wish to take full advantage of the craft of knitting, even through production, where it can be difficult to avoid waste in terms of leftover yarn. Each piece produced in Italy is made with a “no waste” production model. This model offers production with material waste close to zero by having a 10% tolerance in terms of delivered quantities—a tolerance we are willing to risk to ensure less production waste.
CERTIFIED ITALIAN COTTON
We only use multi-certified cotton from Emilcotoni and Iafil.
UPCYCLING AND RE-WORKING
Unsold items and old samples are utilized for re-work collections each year and are re-made into new pieces. We design for longevity and aim to increase the quality and value of our products economically and materially.
Many of our styles are designed for versatility. We encourage our customers to wear and style their A. ROEGE HOVE pieces in different ways, allowing the items to stay relevant in a changing wardrobe.
Our next big goal in terms of sustainability is to source an alternative for our nylon yarn. Nylon has become an irreplaceable, and undeniable part of our expression and design DNA. Therefore, we have a responsibility to find a re-generated or recycled alternative.
Find out more information by downloading our full responsibility plan.
A. ROEGE HOVE RESPONSIBILITY PLAN 2023