We prefer to work with natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen, cashmere, and merino wool. We love the natural properties of these materials and prefer that what we wear closest to our body and surround ourselves with are as natural as possible. Also, we only work with certified materials, ensuring transparency in the supply chain.
Since Skall Studio was founded in 2014, we have worked with conscious fashion, and we are always looking for new conscious material choices and
techniques. In our AW22 collection we have upscaled our use of recycled materials such as recycled wool, recycled cashmere and as something new: recycled cotton.
We always strive to keep materials in use as long as possible. When visiting our fabric in India, we love to go through the fabrics that others have rejected and use them in our collections. It gives us
a great satisfaction to bring new life to these rejected materials.
Not only is linen a strong and breathable material. It also absorbs moisture well and has a cooling effect which makes it extremely comfortable during summer. We see linen as an earth-friendly fiber thanks to the Flax plant from which the fiber derives from. The Flax plant is an inherently eco-friendly crop as it is a sturdy and pest-resistant plant with low environmental impact. We love linen in its pure structure, without any dyeing and processing.
We only use 100 % organic and certified cotton, as we wish to support cotton cultivation without the use of harmful chemicals, synthetic fertilizers, or other soil additives, harmful to the environment and the people involved. Organic cotton is grown without the use of genetically modified seeds and with cultivation methods that do not impoverish the soil. This way of farming maintains the natural eco system of the soil as it requires a natural shift between cultivating cotton and edible crops. However, cotton requires a lot of water and the organic cotton farmers are obliged to document that they are using water methods taking this aspect into consideration. E.g., in terms of collecting rainwater or other ways of recycling the water. Also, as the soil for organic cotton is not impoverished in the same way as the soil for conventional cotton, the soil for organic cotton is said to uphold a better moisture and in terms of this require less water. Most of our cotton is GOTS certified which means that we have a 100 % transparent supply chain and that all people involved are paid a fair wage.
We are GOTS certified and the Indian factories where our cotton styles are made are GOTS certified as well. It provides us with a transparent supply chain which makes us able to trace and document each step in the production. From fibers to final product.
Being a GOTS certified brand involves specific requirements towards chemistry, environment
and social responsibility and third-party control is made on a regular basis. Learn more about
the GOTS requirements here.
Look for the GOTS logo in the care label and hang tag of our cotton styles – or look for GOTS in the individual product descriptions on our website.
Since the very first collection our signature knitwear has been made in Denmark. The wool comes from organic sheep, thriving in the beautiful nature of Funen at Hjelholt spinning mill. Wool has many great properties; Not only does it keep us warm. It is also temperature adjustable and has the potential to stay in your wardrobe for many years as it is dirt and water resistant and does not require washing. We love wool in its natural colours which is why most of our signature knitwear is undyed.
Besides our Danish wool, we also work with recycled wool. Some of this wool is undyed as different shades of the recycled wool fibers are mixed to obtain colour.
We only work with recycled cashmere made in Italy. Our cashmere is made from the fibers from old cashmere sweaters which are color sorted at the factory and details are removed before it is processed into fibers. Finally, the fibers are made into new GRS certified yarn in a spinning mill in Italy.
We only work with certified mulesing-free merino wool from Italy. Merino wool has a natural UV protection and is temperature adjustable and breathable. At the same time, the wool is biodegradable and recyclable as well as dirt-resistant and does not require washing that often, but rather some fresh air.