Leap Concept Store: your next sophisticated sustainable knitwear
Conscious Collections By Staiy
14 november '22
Reading time: 7 minutes
Leap Concept stands for sophisticated knitwear design, sustainability and innovation. Strongly committed to use only certified sustainable materials for the manufacturing of their products. The pieces feel incredible and will leave you wanting to live in them forever.
Words by Lucia Peirone-Torti
Picture by Leap Concept Store
Why we love it: a fusion of fresh silhouettes and carefully selected luxury materials are crafted into a collection of effortless pieces. Leap Concept's timeless pieces reflect a minimalist spirit, elegance, and quality. Discover easy garments for everyday life, knitted in clean lines and combined with refined structures for perfect layering.
Sophisticated knitwear design
Leap Concept stands for sophisticated knitwear design, sustainability and innovation. We have garnered a loyal emphasis on elevated lifestyle essentials with the intention to build a wardrobe instead of renewing it. Each collection is defined by a minimalist assortment, building blocks imbued with an artfully elegant point of difference and texturally rich approach. Layering effortless, understated pieces, uncompromising in their quality, they are creating a conceptual, slow fashion that cannot be trend listed. Leap Concept stands for individuality, freedom and empowerment to “Take Your Leap Of Faith”.
Designed in Spain & consciously made
Fair and ethical production is always their top priority, which is why the Corporate and Social Responsibility of their garment supplier is verified by Sedex and BSCI. Furthermore, their ISO 9001 certified quality system ensures production of premium quality products.
State of the art, STOLL flat knitting technology, is used to sustainably produce their knitwear products having the best quality and performance. And lastly, their sustainable mission wouldn’t be complete if we don’t pay attention to all the details. All the labeling and packaging materials we use are made of 100% (GRS) recycled materials and FSC certified.
They also have full visibility and control on our supply chain, maintaining close relationships with all the suppliers, starting from the farms in Inner Mongolia, all the way to the yarn, garment and packaging suppliers. We make sure that all our suppliers are working according to the highest industry standards and hold international certifications for their business practices. Furthermore, their yarns are dyed, spun and engineered with the environment in mind, ensuring there are no harmful chemicals used in the production process and being conscientious that pollution is not leaked into the water or air.
The dyes used are certified by multiple bodies, including meeting the standards by OEKO-TEX, INTERTEK and REACH. In addition, the dyes used have high absorbency and its effectiveness directly leads to less water and energy consumption.
Picture by Leap Concept Store
Talking about materials, they are strongly committed to use only certified sustainable materials for manufacturing their products.
Cashmere: Their (GCS) cashmere is sourced from ethical farms in Inner Mongolia, carefully and regularly monitored to ensure the best living standards of the animals. All the fiber is traceable to a specific region and down to the individual cone. Our yarn supplier is a member of SFA (Sustainable Fibre Alliance) & ICCAW.
Wool: They are sourcing the finest wool with the highest standards for sustainability. The yarn supplier is a member of Woolmark and certified by the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).
Yak: From the highest plateaus of the Himalaya mountains, from semi-nomadic herding communities, with warmth that protects at sub-zero temperatures, their yarn has been sourced partnering with SHOKAY. They commit that 1% of our yak yarn revenue returns towards the independently run Community Fund.
Fresh and new, Leap Concept presented clean and timeless shapes, natural and sustainable materials, styled in a contemporary mood aligning the melancholically staged atmosphere. AURORA, the purple light that appears in the east just before the sunrise, just like the pastel colors used as a base for the fantasy palette of this collection. Light shades of browns and ivories, sea blues or fresh oranges are presented in blurred textures and speckled knits paired with classic neutrals to create an easy-to-mix collection.Sustainably sourced and traceable cashmere, merino wool, alpaca and yak wool are some of the precious natural materials used for this collection. Let’s discover some great pieces:
#1 Cashmere Knitted Chunky Sweater
Oversized V-neck sweater knitted in chunky responsibly sourced wool and cashmere blend. Rib knitted at neck, cuffs and hem. With a homespun look, designed for an oversized fit. Fits comfortably across the shoulders with relaxed raglan sleeves.
This super soft and cozy sweater has everything I would be looking for in a sweater! Let’s start with the fabric: Cashmere. What’s not to love about cashmere? The fabric makes this sweater the ideal item for chilly summer nights, but also a lovely layer for those cold winter days. The color is spot on. And last but not least, the technology that has been used to make this sweater is innovative and leaves a very low carbon footprint. Win-win-win!
#2 ALMA Cashmere Knitted Sleeveless Top
Sleeveless top knitted in impeccable soft extra fine cashmere from Inner Mongolia. Round neck with rolled edges and fitted across the shoulders. Stretch fit for a second skin feel! Also, fresh and incredible for autumn nights.
#3 BERNA Cashmere Knitted Wide Pants
Pants made in extra soft traceable cashmere from Inner Mongolia. They’re shaped to a relaxed wide-leg silhouette that falls from an elasticated high-rise waist. Finished with side seam pockets. Fit advice: fits true to size! Designed for a longer length. Elasticated waist for a comfortable fit, perfect for enjoying every one of your daily moves.