The Wind Knitting Factory is a temporary factory which is entirely mechanically powered by urban wind. It shows that complete sustainable production of manufactured products is possible. In 2009 it was installed on the facade of the Royal College of Art. “Along the facade the knitwear moved slowly through the window into the College, fast at high wind speeds, and slow when there was not a lot of wind.” With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you how long it took to knit it and when it happened. Watch the video here.
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