Wool is a natural, renewable fibre that comes from the fleece of sheep. It has many excellent qualities that distinguish it from other fabrics. Humans are yet to produce a man-made fibre that matches these distinctive properties.
Can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water before feeling wet
One of the most recycled fibres in the world
No chemicals needed to craft into clothing
Naturally insulates and regulates temperature, in all conditions
How it's made
Sheep are shorn
Fleece is washed
Fibres are straightened
Spun into yarn
Woven into fabric
Wool manufacture begins with shearing the sheep. Fleece then goes through grading and sorting.
The fleece gets scoured in a series of alkaline baths containing water, soap, and soda ash or a similar alkali. This process removes any sand, dirt or grease.
The fleece gets carded – it’s passed through a series of metal teeth that straighten and blend the threads into slivers. Carding also removes any remaining dirt left in the fibres.
The wool fibres get spun into yarn. Spinning for woollen yarns is typically done on a mule spinning machine, while worsted yarns get spun on any number of spinning machines.
It’s then wrapped around bobbins or cones and the yarn is woven into a fabric – either through a plain weave or a twill weave.
10% OF OUR 2020 COLLECTION IS WOOL
Why we love it
For its many unique qualities – it’s naturally breathable, versatile and resilient. It’s adaptable enough to be knitted into many variations of texture and style. It’s fully biodegradable.
We love to blend wool with organic cotton to create luxuriously soft knitwear. You’ll also find it in our cosy winter coats.