Sustainability is an undeniable part of our present and future, and it is thought into each part of our work process, from the making of the collections to the production and sourcing of materials.
QUALITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Drawing on a rich culture of Danish design and craftsmanship, each 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 the level of quality and sense of responsibility that is inevitable for the future of fashion. This allows each collection to maintain the level of artistic quality and feel of craftsmanship as well as push what is possible for knitwear production.
All A. ROEGE HOVE designs are knitted directly into shape, meaning there is no cut-and-sew, and therefore very little waste. We wish to take full advantage of the craft of knitting, and even through production, where it can be difficult not to have any waste in terms of leftover yarn, each piece produced in Italy is created through 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.
We only use multi-certified organic cotton from Emilcotoni and Iafil – certifications counting: BCI CERTIFICERET, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TE, STeP by OEKO-TEX, OCS certified by ICEA, RWS certified by ICEA, GRS certified by ICEA, ISO 14001 certificate.
UPCYCLING AND RE-WORKING
We don’t destroy any unsold items or samples. Instead, we design re-work collections each year through which leftover stock and old samples 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 A. ROEGE HOVE styles are designed for versatility. We encourage and inspire our customers to wear their pieces in different ways, allowing the pieces to stay relevant in a changing wardrobe
Our next big goal in terms of sustainability is to source an alternative for our nylon yarn. A material that 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.