This is a very cool website that’s been on my radar for quite some time now. Haik Avanian is a designer who has set up a website called Reknit.

It’s a simple but genius concept. You send in an old knitted jumper or scarf or something, and Haik’s mom will reknit it into a sweater, or gloves or socks or something else and send it back to you so you can hit the catwalk.

Pretty rad, right?

here are some of the things his mom has reknitted so far:

It makes sense, right? We’ve all got some crap knitted thing lurking around our cupboards that we can’t throw out because our granny knitted it, or it belonged to an ex boyfriend or we once vomitted on it on a road trip to Port Elizabeth, or some other sentimental reason. But it just sits in the cupboard gathering moth holes because we’ll never wear it again.

Reknitting is the perfect solution.

Although why anyone would want to reknit that beauty is beyond me. What are those, chinese letters? AWESOME, and HIGH FASHION. I suppose the scarf they made out of it is okay too, if you like that kind of thing.

Clever plan, i love a good reknit. Now I wonder what kind of awesome thing mom can make me out of this:

or this:

What? Don’t look at me like that, they were fashionable once.


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