Wind-Power-Knitted Scarves – The Next Eco Fashion Must Have?

Both wind-power and knitting are pretty popular with the young, green and fabulous these days, and so we think this product comprises a “perfect storm” of sorts: the scarf knitted by the wind, which comes to us by way of IGreenSpot.

The brainchild of product designer Merel Karhof, the Wind Knitting Factory is an ingenious contraption that attaches to the outside of a building. Just feed it yarn and it creates an endless skein of scarf, which can be cut from time to time and sewn off into individual scarves. Each scarf comes with its own label telling you exactly how long your scarf took to be knitted and on what date.

Wind Knitting Factory

image via Merel Karhoff

While there doesn’t appear to be anywhere you can score one of these scarves just yet, we’re confident that some hot eco-teurre label will decide to make use of the Wind Knitting Factory in short order. At which time, you’ll be able to tell all your friends, the scarf you use to protect yourself from the wind was literally knitted by it.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.


  • Reply May 10, 2010

    Kate Robertson

    wow, this is quite innovative! thanks for sharing. it is always exciting to see new and unique ways of production. pretty cool — look forward to seeing them produced and sold someday down the line.

    kate robertson
    founder, mayu

  • Reply June 8, 2012

    Betty Robertson

    Wow!  Windpower.   What a wonderful invention.  Why not match a god given element, to one of my favorite topics…………KNITTING

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