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3 things you should know about cotton cashmere

3 things you should know about cotton cashmere

the word cashmere is synonymous with luxurious warmth - if you’ve ever touched, worn or worked with pure cashmere, it’s easy to see why. on the other hand, cotton is just as well-known as cashmere but for different reasons, most notably being synonymous with light breathable clothing. so what happens when you blend the two together? what is cotton cashmere? cotton cashmere is a blend of two fibres. cashmere (also known as kashmir) is a natural, animal fibre made from the undercoat of the cashmere and/or the pashmina goat. the undercoat is a lot softer than the outer hair -...

sustainable fashion

sustainable fashion

in today’s climate, we can no longer ignore the methods in how we acquire goods and services. whether you’re shopping for a merino wool cardigan or merino all-knit pants, do you know the full journey of your purchase? standard issue aims to be a trusted and ethical clothing manufacturer in new zealand. we make a point to not only ensure that we know where every fibre we sell comes from, but also what happens to it when you’re done using it. what is eco-friendly fashion? sustainable or eco-friendly fashion is a movement and ideology to change the industry for the...

5 reasons to wear merino wool all year round

5 reasons to wear merino wool all year round

when you hear the word wool, you probably won’t associate it with comfort - and if you don’t, then you’ve definitely never experienced merino wool clothing. merino wool is a magic fibre - well, that’s what we think. when compared to traditional wool, merino ticks all the boxes. whether it’s a merino tee for all year round comfort or fine merino wool knits perfect for layering, this soft, comfortable material is a sure-thing. here are our 5 reasons to wear merino wool all year round - #1 it’s warm & cool the merino sheep is known for being able to...

the magic of merino wool

the magic of merino wool

when you think of wool, do you think of itchy christmas sweaters or soft, enduring wardrobe staples?  merino wool is more than just a fabric. aside from the economic benefits that merino brings to many local farming regions, the fibres itself are soft and warm but also strong and durable. that’s why it's such a sought after textile for day-to-day garments.   what is merino wool?  merino is a breed of sheep - but they’re not like any other livestock. they’re built to withstand extreme temperatures. in summer, their fleece is lightweight which allows them to keep cool. in winter, the sheep...