All Kudokko items are made of 100% linen knitted in the designer’s studio in Oulu, Finland. The Kiedo poncho comes in five different colours. The linen yarn comes from Lithuania, the oldest manufacturer of linen yarn in the country. Kudokko linen knits are always washed and air dried before they are sent out. The designer uses soap nuts to wash the knits.
Linen production is almost zero waste, as flax roots are so long that almost 100% are utilised and leftovers like flax dust can be used for wall insulations. The seeds provide oil for dyes, paint, cosmetics and floor coverings. The by-products of linen production are processed into a pulp used for banknotes or fiberboard. Flax does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. The environmental impact of spinning and weaving flax is virtually zero. The extraction of flax fibers is mechanical, so no chemicals are needed in the process. As linen garments are said to get better and softer with age and each wash, having and cherishing a linen garment for a long time is desirable.
The Kiedo poncho is a part of a collection of linen knits such as scarves and cardigans. Find the full collection created by Kudokko here.