Before you start please note that all the measurements in the size table are referring to the actual sweater measurements, not your body measurements. This is important as we use your favourite sweater to determine your reference in our size table.
- Take a sweater you own that has your favourite fit.
- Take the measurements from the 6 points as shown on our drawings.
- Reference these to our size table
- The one closest to your current garment should be the right fit for you.
Remember we have 10 sizes which you can use to tweak the size to your needs. For example: If your favourite sweater is missing some length then you can use the longer version that will create a better fit.
Before you start making your measurements make sure your sweater is laying on a flat and hard surface. Smoothen out any wrinkles by gently padding on the fabric. If it is still wrinkly let it rest for a moment so the fibres can relax.
Please not that all measurements are made from the front side of the sweater.
Point A: Half Chest
Measure 1 cm (0,4inches) below the armpit and go straight across the chest, from one side to the other
Point B: Half Waist
Measure the sweater half way between the arm pits and the bottom hem and go from one end straight to the other.
Point C: Bottom Hem
Measure the sweater from the bottom hem and go from one end straight to the other.
Point D: Shoulder
Measure the shoulders by starting at the top of the shoulder seam and go from one end straight to the other.
Point E: Length
Measure from the highest point of the shoulder just outside the collar on the neck and go straight down to the bottom of the sweater.
Point F: SleeveFrom the centre of the neck, measure straight across to the outside edge of the shoulder (Half-length of point D: shoulder). Then go down the top of the sleeve to the bottom of the cuff.
You are now ready to select your size! Collect all your measurements and reference them against our size table and tweak your fit where you feel this is needed.
The Congi Station, Walcha, Australia
At the core of our garments is a 17.5 micron superfine merino wool. It is the product from our mulesing free sheep that roam free on the Congi Farm. Located 30 km west of Walcha this farm has been raising livestock for over a century, and currently manages around 25,000 merino sheep.
Now in their fourth generation, the Field family produces exceptionally high-quality wool using modern technology and sustainable, certified herd management processes. The use of non-toxic spray guarantees animal health and safeguards the environment.
The Wool Combing Facility, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
Pettinatura Lane di Romagnano Sesia was born in the nineteenth century initially for cotton processing and was converted to a wool processing facility after the Second World War. As of today it is the only remaining wool combing facility in Italy and processes mainly fine wool, especially Merino with a fineness between 17 and 19 microns.
It is here that our greasy wool or “sucida” from the Congi station is washed carded, combed and finished into a strip of worsted woolen tops. The fresh Alpine water of the Monta Rosa glacier used in the washing process is treated by an internal purification plant to ensure the return of clean water when released back in to the Sesia river.
Dying facility, Valle Mosso, Italy
At the foothill of the Italian Alps in Valle Mosso, Biella, the wool is dyed by the Botto Giuseppe family. For more than 140 years they have been using their passion for product and nature to create premium quality natural yarns.In the last decade,
Botto Giuseppe has invested significant resources, to develop a chain from sheep to yarn that is run according to the rigorous Cradle to Cradle Certified™ requirements. Today it is the only mill in the world that has achieved a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold status for woollen yarns.
Spinning Facility, Tarcento, Italy
The wool is processed into yarn at the Cascami Seta Facility which runs on 100% renewable energy. It has been part of the Botto family since 1985. The daily operation is run by Sergio, who has been working at the facility for 30 years.
Sergio and his team continue to create some of the finest natural yarns by sticking to the two rules he learned from his mentor: don't use chemicals and listen to what the yarns tell you. When I asked him what they had to change to meet the Cradle 2 Cradle requirements his answer was: "Nothing"
Knitting Facility, Osimo, Italy
We discovered Point Tricot among the green hills of the Le Marche, Italy. It is a small, family-owned company that, for over 30 years, has been operating at the highest levels in the knitwear sector. The team is made up of 33 employees, 6 of which are technical programmers dedicated to creating the best quality knitted fabrics.
But product quality is not everything: for years the company has been committed to combining their passion for product and nature and is attentive to the environmental and social sustainability of its chain.
KNITWEAR LAB, Almere, The Netherlands
KNITWEAR LAB is a Dutch innovation center for industrial knitwear that was founded in 2014 and has been involved with UNBORN ever since we got introduced to the world through our 2020 crowdfunding campaign.
At their workshop in Almere Netherlands they currently have 5 state-of-the-art Stoll ADF knitting machines, ranging from gauge 3 to gauge 18, which they push to the limits on a wide range of projects. The focus of their projects is on renewing and researching industrial knitwear, which can range from clothing and shoes to medical and technical applications. They currently employ a staff of 14 people and provide a platform to further educate young people on the possibility of industrial knitwear and the solutions it offers for the pollution in the textile industry.