Meet: Vanilla Heirloom!

Meet: Vanilla Heirloom!

Our latest design, Vanilla Heirloom, is now available, and I haven't been this excited for a new pattern release in quite some time. And you know why? With everything we do here at The Wool Club, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable, fair and eco-friendly way of living and making, and this new design feels like an important step in that. To us, an important aspect of sustainable making is providing knitters with patterns that you can use to make pieces that'll last you a long time and that will be loved and worn a lot. 

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5 Ways to Wear: Your Favourite Everyday Sweater

5 Ways to Wear: Your Favourite Everyday Sweater

Next up in our 5 Ways to Wear series is our Vanilla Heirloom sweater, a handknit unisex piece that's destined to become your favourite everyday pullover. It's also an excellent choice for beginner knitters as it comes with lots of extra information and instructions for 5 different gauges, making it suitable for a plethora of yarn weights. You can get a free, basic version here, and the full pattern version is available here. Between Malte and I, we technically have 3 of them: his version in size 4, knit out of Blacker Yarns's Brushwork (now sold out), my slightly oversize version in size 2, knit out of De Rerum Natura's Gilliatt with Moel View Yarn's Veld Lace, and the design sample in size 1, knit out of The Fibre Co.'s Arranmore Light. Here's how I wear it:

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5 Ways to Wear: Your Relaxed Linen Skirt

5 Ways to Wear: Your Relaxed Linen Skirt

When I think about sustainability and fashion, to me, a vital aspect in all of this is aiming to add pieces to our wardrobes that we'll get a lot of wear out of. They don't necessarily have to be things we wear on a daily basis – I'd argue that it's sustainable, too, if I invest in a statement piece that I'll wear for special occasions only, but that is great quality and will last me for many of said special occasions to come, that is in a way timeless that I'll most likely still like it years down the road, or that maybe even serves the purpose for not only me, but friends I'll be able to lend it to or others I might pass it onto should I not wear it anymore. Still, a versatile garment often equals more wears, and after all, making the most out of what we buy and make is what we all want, right?

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Self Care Learnings: Second Chances for Lost Mornings

Self Care Learnings: Second Chances for Lost Mornings

A few days ago, I shared about a less than ideal morning on Instagram Stories and so many of you reached out with interesting and encouraging thoughts that I decided to share some of them here. You might know that balancing life and work in a somewhat healthy manner is one of the main things I focus on this year – I wrote about it here and here – and I'm so grateful for all the conversations on self care I've had and seen both offline and online.

For many, myself included, the morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day. When the first hour or so of my day starts with a huge glass of water, a few minutes of reading, a shower and those other routines that make my start into the day gentle and calm, I feel a lot better for the entire rest of the day, I'm more productive and overall just a better version of myself.

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It's the Weekend! Are You Working?

It's the Weekend! Are You Working?

It's a Saturday afternoon, and after a coffee date with a new friend and colleague this morning and then a birthday brunch afterwards, I was in the middle of what I call "light working" – you know, a few emails here, drafting some ideas there – when thoughts on working on a weekend began circling around my head, so I wanted to share some of them with you. Like always, I'd love to hear yours, too, you're warmly invited to continue this conversation in the comments!

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10 Ethical Jewelry Spring Favourites

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My friend Alena has been looking for a few new pieces for her jewelry collection, and when she asked me for advice on brands that she would really love to support, I happily started compiling a few favourites. Most of the pieces I personally wear on a daily basis are heirlooms from my mum and mother-in-law or gifts from my husband and friends, and I rarely buy jewelry for myself – definitely something that needs to change in the future, now that I look at those picks! All details below, and you'll find more favourites on our Ethical Jewelry Pinterest board where we'll continue adding new pieces.

 

1 | Luxaa Studs (45 €)  2 | Fremdformat Earrings (29 €)  3 | Bario Neal Band (from 167 €)  4 | Bario Neal Studs (from 315 €)  5 | Bario Neal Studs (from 75 €)  6 | Oh Bracelet Berlin Band (29 €)  7 | ABLE necklace (47 €)  8 | pikfine Earrings (29.90 €)  9 | Fremdformat Bracelet (39 €)  10 | jyoti Studs (29 €)

Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

Do You Write? A Call for Submissions!

If you're signed up to our newsletter or follow along on Instagram, you probably heard me talk about this exciting new project I'm currently working on – an electronic (and potentially future print) publication dedicated to all things sustainability, travelling and making!

We're currently accepting submissions for this book project, so continue reading if you think you might be interested in teaming up with us, and please feel free to forward this call for submissions to any friends who might want to submit, too!

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City Trip Essentials

City Trip Essentials

Back home from a trip to Copenhagen to visit close friends who moved there a couple years ago, I wanted to share a few city trip essentials (many of which I actually took with me!). When we do city trips, we usually walk around quite a bit and spend a lot of time outside, so I included favourites you can comfortably spend a full day in & with, plus a few things that'll make your next city trip extra special. Tell me, what are your essentials you can't do without?

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