The Perfect Jumper

Blue marl

139 

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  • 550g of pure Merino wool
  • Unshrinkable yarn, spun in Italy
  • Knitted in Portugal

Blue marl

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Perfect by name, perfect by nature

Six years in

The problems with those less-than-perfect jumpers

1

They shrink after the first wash, and disappear after the third.

2

They lose their shape

3

They’re itchy

4

The wool pills

The Knitty Gritty

TRACING OUR THREADS

Our Perfect Jumper is made from South African Merino wool. And we have traced it all the way from sheep to checkout. It’s 100% tracked and transparent, which means we know who works on your jumper every step of the way, and you know what you are buying. No wool pulled over our eyes or yours.

A MERINO MASTERPIECE

Why Merino you ask? Or perhaps you don’t, but we’ll tell you anyway... Well not only is this stuff super-soft and supple, but it’s thermoregulating too. That means it keeps you warm when it’s cold but stays breathable when temperatures rise. To cut a long story short, it’s the MVP of the wool world.

WOOLY LONGEVITY, AT LAST

Woolly jumpers have a reputation for shrinking in the wash. Not this one though—we gave it a natural treatment that allows it to be machine-washed up to 30°C, while also minimising pilling. Good news for you, bad news for that Action Man figure that thought he was getting a new jumper…

LET’S TWIST AGAIN

To keep things tough, we went for what’s known in the wool world as “High Twist” thread. This is made by twisting two threads together over a thousand times per inch to give the wool greater resilience. On top of that, we opted for a Milano stitch—a knitting technique that allows the jumper to stretch horizontally without losing its shape. You can’t beat that.

FIT FOR PURPOSE

Not too tight… not too baggy, our Perfect Jumper is sharp rather than slouchy. After making over 35,000 jumpers we think we’ve got our shape down to a tee, so when you scratch your head the world won’t see your belly button.

A WARM WELCOME

To keep things nice and toasty, we packed 550g worth of wool. Thanks to Merino’s mystical breathable qualities, it’s still suitable for mild days, but this stuff really comes into its own when the mercury drops. No more turning the radiators on in September. Bill-friendly knitwear - we think of everything.

NOTHING UP OUR SLEEVES

Unless you’re auditioning for the role of Angsty Teenager #3 in a made-for-TV high-school drama, you probably don’t want your sleeves hanging over your hands. To put a stop to this familiar jumper woe once and for all, we strengthened the ribbing on our cuffs by adding an extra thread. Much sharper.

A TOP DOLLAR COLLAR

The Perfect Jumper wouldn’t be perfect if it had some thin, inconsequential crew-neck collar, so we made sure ours was up to the task. At 2.8 cm wide, it harks back to the glory days of knitwear, when the sun always shone, you could buy a car for two shillings and collars were made to last.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

We don’t call this the Perfect Jumper for nothing. It’s warm, it’s tough, it’s breathable, and what’s more, it goes with pretty much everything. Layer it under a jacket to keep the chill off your chest… Pop it over a tee on a September evening… Use it as a makeshift goalpost in the park… This thing will do it all.

Follow that yarn

What goes into making your Perfect Jumper? The materials have travelled a total of 21,409 km (13,303 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives South Africa

Social & environmental certification: Abelusi Wool

Certifies that every animal is tagged and farms are checked for animal welfare. Each farm supplying wool is identified as the label also guarantees that our partner Segard Masurel meets every farmer and that the farmers' working conditions are regulated.

Washing

Mediterranean Wool Industries S.A. Egypt

Social certifications: Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Environmental certifications: RWS and a certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights / REACH

Spinning

Tollegno 1900 Spa Poland Poland

Environmental certifications: RWS

Dyeing

Tollegno 1900 Italy

Environmental certifications: RWS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, ISO 14001

Knitting and garment make

Elmate Portugal

Social certifications : ISO 9001 , RWS

Elmate have been masterfully knitting our Perfect Jumper since 2016. They're a family business with authentic know-how and state of the art equipment.

Social certifications : ISO 9001, RWS
Elmate have been masterfully knitting our Perfect Jumper since 2016. They're a family business with authentic know-how and state of the art equipment.

Looking for more insights on the provenance of our wool for this new version of the Perfect Jumper?

Check us here in South Africa where we met up with the team of Segard Masurel on one of their partner farms.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Perfect Jumper we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

15.2 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 156,6 kms (93,3 miles) by car.

12.2 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 203.5 kg of apples

138.89 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 56.3h of heating (in average flat).

No Sweat !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy size change

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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