Who is Sheep Inc.
Based in London, UK, Sheep Inc., short for Sheep Included, is the first carbon-negative fashion brand. Founders Edzard van der Wyck, Michael Wessely and Gavin Erasmus embrace the idea to revolutionize the apparel industry in a hope that every Sheep Inc. product can spread the message of sustainability to as many as possible.* To do this, they work with suppliers with the same business philosophy from carbon-neutral farms to manufacturers who run on green energy. Sheep Inc. has evaluated all sources and uses premium Merino wool from Merino sheep living in New Zealand. This natural and biodegradable fiber is thinner and softer than regular wool and it is comfortable next to the skin and durable to withstand constant wear. After the raw material is cut from a sheep, it is further processed in a solar power factory, leaving zero waste and carbon footprint. Sheep Inc. is truly the pioneer to take environmental responsibility in the fashion industry.
Fast Fashion Leads to Pollution and Climate Change
THE ACTIVITY WAS CHALLENGING, REQUIRED A HIGH LEVEL OF INNOVATION, AND DIRECT ACTION AND/OR EXTENSION TO ACHIEVE THE PLANNED OUTCOME
Following a road not yet made
Bring Circular Economy to Textile Production
Your knitwear Can Tell You a Story
Everything Connected Online and Offline for a Positive Future
Our Track & Trace Supply Partners - Environmentally Focused
“We are all users and have a role to play in protecting and improving the environment. We live in a pristine part of the world. We want to keep it that way for generations to come.”
SAG: Originally introduced to us by Texas Instruments, SAG has been instrumental in providing solutions for our NCF requirements, with specific focus on the battery-less NFC temp sensor tag. Our tag requirements are challenging, particularly when you consider the primary reading device is a mobile phone, multiple layers of material to read through and no battery. Other alternatives to NFC such as QR Codes, bar code etc were evaluated, however only NFC provides an effective way of registering the 3 KoolPak components as an assembled unit to a data base or blockchain in battery-less form.
NFC is central to our track & trace, SAG is ‘best in business’ not only from a technical & development perspective but also with tag manufacture and ability to supply in volume.
LUK Solutions: As with SAG, LUK have been on-board the project from the very start (2019) and instrumental in development of the KoolPak App, integration of NFC and gate scanner technologies within that. In combination they have systematically worked through the significant challenges involved, finding workable solutions to complex problems.
A standout for us, both SAG & LUK saw the value of the project even though it was a ‘start-up’. They took on the risk of committing resources & time, we are very grateful to have them by our side and sharing the vision of KoolPak.