Length | 2.4 meter
design by Merel Karhof
Each scarf label tells you how long it took
to be knitted, also the date of production.
The 'Wind Knitting Factory' is a wind-powered knitting machine, with blades that extend over a meter in diameter. The wind caught by the blades powers the machine making it possible to knit a long scarf.
Naturally, the machine would knit faster or slower depending on the wind speed. Occasionally the knitwear gets 'harvested' and transformed into scarves. Cutting through the fabric and sewing the labels is the only human intervention required in the process. Each scarf label tells you how long it took to be knitted, also the date of its creation.
This mobile wind factory illustrates an energy-impeccable production process that harvests the wind and thus replaces other generic sources of energy entirely.