This fabric was completely hand woven using an old horizontal loom with flying shuttle.
Very occasionally it may contain some small mistakes made by a weaver, like for example : the diamond pattern bounced too early or too late.
But if you do not like such things, please add a note to your order about it, so we will double check the fabric in this aspect.
Virgin wool comes directly from an animal for example sheep or alpaca, while recycled wool is made up from woolen fabric waste and unwanted or discarded garments, nevertheless still perfectly good material.
Instead of throwing it away we reuse it.
The great thing of recycled wool is not only that is good for the environment, but also still carries all good features of wool :
- it keeps you warm, without being heavy,
- it’s soft, durable, naturally breathable, and easy to care for,
- it’s also renewable, biodegradable, and recyclable.
We have chosen to use recycled wool because it’s good for the environment and animal welfare. Producing virgin wool is a resource-intensive job.
Think about :
- the requirement of land for grazing the animals and usage of resources for maintenance of land and animals,
- the ammount of water that have to be used to clean the wool and the chemicals involved in the process.
By using recycled wool we give wool a second life using a production process at a fraction of the environmental cost than working with virgin wool.
We have a strict environmental control on the material, manufacturing and dyeing.
The finished fabric is also environmentally tested to make sure that it does not contain any harmful chemicals.
Due to the nature of the production process, the quality may change slightly within the range.
Some fibers may be shorter, than the other.
It is also possible that the fabric sometimes does not consist of 100% wool because we cannot influence exactly what the recycled fibers contain.
WTV wool is also gently fulled in the production process. Due to the properties of recycled wool and the way it is finished, this wool may have a tendency to pill. If you care about wool that will not have such tendencies, choose WSV wool instead. What is important! WD and WH wools have a different finishing process, so such tendencies were not observed with them.