Skall Studio use GOTS certified organic cotton, ensuring the processing standards throughout the whole supply chain. Organic cotton is grown without the use of any harmful chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or soil additives and with respect for the environment and the people involved in the processes. The characteristics of organic cotton, are same or better than those of conventional cotton so it was an obvious and easy choice for us, from the very beginning.
Linen is a very earth-friendly fiber because Flax - the plant from which the fiber is derived - is an inherently eco-friendly crop. It is a hardy and pest-resistant plant with low environmental impact. The properties of linen are many. It is a strong fabric, breathable and absorbs moisture well without feeling damp. In warm weather linen fabric is even able to cool the skin, making linen products extremely comfortable during the summer season.
As with organic cotton, linen is the obvious and perfect choice for at sustainable material.
Skall Studio use peace silk from India. Peace silk is made without harming the silkworms. They leave the cocoon after turning into butterflies, and only when they have left the cocoon and no longer need it, the threads are unwound from the cocoon and made into silk fabric. The production of peace silk is a cruelty free method that allows us to enjoy the beauty and the many properties of silk fabric, without harming the animals. Silk fabric is very comfortable. Light but still with strong insulation properties - warm in winter and cool in summer. And with such natural functional properties and classic beauty, silk is an outstanding material for sustainable design.
Skall Studio use 100% pure wool from Danish and Swedish Gotlandssheep. The wool is spun at a spinning mill at Funen and the styles are knitted and stitched at a knit factory in Herning.
Originally we decided to produce locally due to animal welfare. To be able to control the supply chain. But it also feels right and true to our core values that we help reduce the emission of CO2 with less transportation, and support local manufacturers in, what has become a rather small industry in Denmark. We often chose the natural colors of the wool to avoid the chemicals involved in the dying process of special colors.
Wool is a multi functional, yet natural material with a lot of properties. Wool is heat regulating and will both keep you warm when it's cold, but also cool your skin, when it's hot. The material is water repellant, and will transport moist like sweat, away from your skin to keep you dry. Wool is odour resistant, fire resistant and UV resistant. And wool has self cleaning abilities, reducing the need for wash.
One of the most sustainable choices we make is to use unique materials that are leftover or rejected, and give them a new life. When visiting our suppliers in India, we love to go through the fabrics that others have rejected, and be inspired to use them for our purpose. Yet another way of helping to reduce the production of raw materials and thus the environmental impact.