Just before Christmas, vainio.seitsonen designers have focused on scarves, especially its historical version “fichu” which means a larger, thin scarf made of thin material that covers an otherwise wide neckline. The scarf is one of the oldest garments in history worn by both men and women. As a fashion phenomenon, fichu scarves date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
vainio.seitsonen Christmas product is a dream light knitted scarf made of nettle fiber, in collaboration with Knokkon. Knokkon uses rare European nettle and hemp fibre in its products, as well as Turkish organic cotton.
Transportation distances can be kept short by sourcing materials as close as possible.
The scarf is unique and hand-knitted in Helsinki.
Color: nettle green
Size: 40 * 160 cm
Thickness of yarn used in nettle scarf:
Tex 30 × 2 tex
30% European nettle (urtica dioica)
70% Turkish cotton
The cotton used in the product is organic certified
Care instructions for the scarf made of nettle-cotton yarn:
Wash scarf separately from other laundry, natural fibers may come off the lint, especially in the first few washes. Always wash scarf gently by hand.
The scarf washing temperature is 40 ° C
The scarf must not be tumble dried, string or flat drying is sufficient
No dry cleaning
Do not bleach Ironing up to 150 ° C
Shrinks about 15%
Countries of origin:
Organic cotton: Turkey
Yarn spinning: Germany
Scarf design and manufacture: Finland
vainio.seitsonen x knokkon collaboration
European innovatively produced ecological nettle is a very high quality fibre with a matte sheen. During the golden age of nettle in the 18th century, the royals used the finest nettle fibers in their clothing, which make up 30% of this yarn. Thanks to the new innovation, it is possible to make products containing nettle yourself and enjoy the excellent properties of nettle. The nettle yarn is comfortable to weave, the hand feel is warm and the finished product is breathable thanks to the structure of the nettle core fiber. The fibre is just suitably breathable to keep the skin at a suitable temperature.
Knokkon’s goal is to keep the carbon footprint of its products as small as possible. The materials are ecological and are sourced as close as possible. The nettle fiber (urtica dioica) used in the scarf is ecologically and ethically cultivated in Germany. The fibers have been removed mechanically, without water, by an innovative method. The cotton used as a binder for nettle fiber is produced ethically and ecologically. The netting yarns are spun in Germany and the scarves are knitted in Finland. The nettle-cotton scarf is an ecological choice also because no plant protection products or pesticides are used in the cultivation of the materials. Nettle only needs natural rain to grow, which also saves groundwater.
Thank you for choosing an ethically produced organic product!