This is a vintage Sierra Designs wool cardigan that has been selected for its flaws - specifically, holes on the back of the shoulders and middle of the back. See photos three and four for details of the mends.
This sweater was salvaged from a second hand store, and has been repaired through visible mending in a way to both reinforce the fabric as well as add an interesting visual element to the clothing.
The mending style used to repair this garment is a woven darn, using repurposed wool yarn.
Size: Women's Medium
Dimensions: Sleeve 24 1/2", Chest 17", Length 23"
Colors: Navy, White, and Burgundy, Mended with Burgundy Yarn
Given the tremendous volume of textile waste that is thrown away every year in the United States (over 10.5 MILLION tons!), visible mending provides a way to prolong the useful life of well-loved, high quality garments, reduce textile waste, and reduce consumption of new materials.
This second-hand, natural fiber garment has been mended and washed by hand, and is ready to have a new life.
In order to give your clothing the longest, best life, follow these care instructions:
-Wear more, wash less
-Wash by hand in cool water with a mild soap, such as Twig & Branch Wool Soap, or Dr. Bronners
-Squeeze water out, but DO NOT twist or wring
-Lay flat to dry
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