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3 ways to care for wool clothing

3 ways to care for wool clothing

in a world that feels like a ‘throw-away culture’, it’s easy to automatically assume that your clothing won’t last forever. however, when you purchase a wool garment, you’re investing in yourself and the planet. as a biodegradable and natural fibre wool has heaps of benefits that synthetic fibres don’t. odour resistant, anti-wrinkle, renewable and breathable. with care and a little tlc, your wool jumper and accessories can last a lifetime. caring for wool garments we make it our mission to provide clothing that crafted with heart and a zero-waste output in our auckland workroom. our garments are our story. we...

get k(n)itted out this winter with standard issue nz

get k(n)itted out this winter with standard issue nz

winter is here and it’s time to pull out your warmest goods, put on your rain boots and represent the season in style! sure, summer has its perks but there’s just something special about curling up in your favourite knitted garments to beat the outside chill. whether it’s a chunky scarf, your favourite beanie or heavy knit jumper, cosy knits are a seasonal staple. most importantly, we love winter because we get to show off our unique ameco yarn knitwear while giving back to the community. what is ameco yarn? soft, warm and sustainable ameco yarn is the perfect blend...

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...

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