The Wind Powered Factory Turns Clean Energy into Clothing

 - Mar 10, 2011
References: swiss-miss & thisiscolossal
The Wind Knitting Factory by Merel Karhof’s is a dramatic example of how approaching even the most traditional of tasks in new and exciting ways can yield terrific results.

The Wind Factory relies exclusively on (as you might have gathered from its name) wind power to fuel its indoor scarf-producing machines. What is really impressive about the Wind Factory, however, is that each scarf comes with a tag affixed to it, which shows when it was knitted and how long the process took.

Although designed only to be a low-scale social project, the Wind Factory is nevertheless a success in that it demonstrates, without obfuscation, a practical application of wind energy technology that has objectively verifiable results and a tangible end product.