As part of the brand's most recent winter range and in conjunction with winning the regional round of the International Woolmark Prize, 'The Last Knitting Mill' project consisted of a capsule collection of contemporary men's outerwear made entirely of repurposed army blankets from the 1960's Australian Battalion. These garments were shown in Florence, Italy to highlight the current lack of resources available to Australian based designers and the solution to this is to look to existing textiles as a way of producing garments locally and sustainably. Previous collections have also included repurposed military parachutes into rain jackets.
The premise of 'The Last Knitting Mill' project is to reignite a local supply chain that encourages on-going investment in the Australian textile and manufacturing industry.
In additional to this - the project also investigates sustainable initiatives that can be implemented in commercial production by exploring a 'repurposing' process; sourcing existing textiles and products and re-cutting them into new garments.