The material used in the Luoto shirt is Mulesing-free merino sheep wool. The wool is collected from sheep in Australia. It is knitted into fabric and sewn by hand in Finland. The Luoto shirt is well suited for sensitive skin because it is a soft and breathable material and not itchy like other types of wool. Merino wool regulates according to the temperature and is often favoured by people who do outdoor sports. The fabric is biodegradable and it comes from a renewable source.
Merino wool is often seen as the technical fabric of nature without the use of man made substances, because it also absorbs moisture without feeling wet or cold, is antibacterial and has odor fighting properties. Because of these properties, it does not really need to be washed and often airing or freezing it is enough. Wool is resistant to static electricity, making them less clingy on the body and unlikely to create static electricity sparks. It is considered to be hypoallergenic and is one of the most fire retardant fabrics available.
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The Maker Bazaar brings together the best of emerging slow fashion designers. We represent ethical and unique finnish design in women’s clothing and accessories.
At the heart of The Maker is quality, timelessness and craftsmanship. The stories behind the designs, an appreciation of the handmade and a slower approach are central to our philosophy. We are excited to bring ethically made, high-end design clothing to discerning customers. The Maker curates unique, one of a kind artisanal slow fashion from designers with artisanal details. All of our clothing is made of natural materials, with sustainability as the core value. We don’t sell any clothing that is made of viscose or synthetic materials. All garments are also made locally, mostly by the maker themself. . The clothing and accessories on this website have been carefully curated for the skilled craftsmanship,ethical labour, tailoring and know how behind them, which you can read more about on maker profiles. Quality ensures clothing won’t be chucked carelessly in the landfill. It also allows for easier mending, repair and longer wear of the garment in general, which is sustainable in itself. If you cannot mend, repair or resell a garment you have bought from us, we will take it back.
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