One Sheep for a Lifetime is a platform that enables people to
use and reuse sheep’s wool for clothing with the help of knitting technology.
The production conditions in textile industry are bizarre. A great amount of the sheep’s wool in Europe goes to waste because local processing facilities are widely missing. By promoting the amazing properties of sheep’s wool the project aims to raise appreciation for the material and the work of the stakeholders involved in turning it into clothing.
So what if we imagine we had no other resources to spend on our clothing, except for the wool of all the sheep on the planet? Starting from this scenario we are left with one kilo of sheep’s wool to use per year. The Sheep’s Wool Simulator will allow you to simulate the potential garment possibilities with only 1000 grams of sheep’s wool.
This website is a prototype and a work in progress and we continually aim for developing it further in a meaningful ways.
If you have any ideas and suggestions you would like to contribute to our process we are happy to hear from you!
We are an international team of designers, researchers and developers working on alternatives to the linear production paradigms of the Fast Fashion industry. As advocates for a more caring approach towards the production and use of clothing we work on projects revolving around circular fabrication methods and explore more considerate ways of using resources. By developing playful proposals, experiences, and interventions we aim to help people imagine alternatives for our material culture on a planet in trouble.
Alexandra Fruhstorfer (direction, design and research)
Hannah Kelbel (knitting research)
Giulia Fabro (illustrations)
Max Scheidl (web and unity development)
Burkart Schwaighofer (unity development)