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The Choice of Materials

The careful selection of raw materials is one of the most important phases


 

Wool

We don't use mungo, that is recycled wool entirely spun from pre-consumer waste. This kind of wool is often chemically treated to get a greater lustre, but is actually less resistant to daily wear with each passing year. 

The wool we have chosen, also called wool wax, does come from Nepal and is rich with lanolin. This is fundamental to ensure greater softness and density since lanolin makes wool more wear-resistant and elastic with a very pleasant texture to the touch.

 

Cotton

Cotton is perfect for warp, the stronger part of rugs. This material has no natural elasticity so its strength can prevent distortion due to daily wear.

 

Silk

Silk is one of the most sought-after textiles in the world with an attractive lustre and appearance. Its fibres are strong and flexible.

We only use the finest quality; our yarns are not obtained from damaged cocoons or wastes.

 

Alpaca

Alpacas belong to the South American camel family. They are similar to the llamas, but slightly smaller. Their wool is soft, lustrous and very fine. Some people actually consider it better than cashmere.

This wool has the very special characteristics that it is anti-allergic, does not contain lanolin and is naturally breathable. It is way hotter than other kind of wool despite being less heavy and it does not felt.

 

Mohair

It is a textile fibre similar to silk and made from the hair of the Angora goat, with its origin in the district of Angora (present day Ankara, the capital of Turkey). This animal has been bred for more than 2,000 years.

Thanks to its considerable length and softness, the fibre allows to obtain brushed yarns as well.

 

Eucalyptus Yarn

Its fibre is obtained from eucalyptus wood. This evergreen plant grows fast, reaching a height of 40 metres. 

Its plantation is simple since it does not need artificial irrigation, pesticide or genetic modification. It is an eco-friendly plant because of its low water needs.

Moreover, the fibre is anti-allergic.

 

Linen

Linen textiles are some of the oldest textiles in the world. In the beginning linen was used as fishing net but then it has been used for a variety of uses. 

 

Hemp

Hemp has been used since ancient times. It is likely that Phoenicians used it to build their sailings.

Textiles are wear-resistant, thermal insulating and they are strong reflectors of  UV and UVA. Moreover, they are hypoallergenic, comfortable and suitable to all the people who suffer from allergies. Furthermore, hemp fabric or hemp textiles do not conduct electricity. 

These plants are naturally resistant to most pests, negating the need for any pesticides or herbicides to grow. Check out our environmentally friendly yarns. 

 

Banana Silk

In Japan, banana plantations have been grown for clothing and household use since the 13th century A.D. This kind of fibre is quite similar to silk.

 

Bamboo Silk

Bamboo has many environmental virtues: it is eco-friendly, does not need chemical treatments and improves the physical and chemical composition of soil.

 


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