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  • THE WOOL GUIDE

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    • THE WOOL GUIDE

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      • THE WOOL GUIDE

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The wool guide

WHAT IS WOOL?

Wool is a natural material that comes from sheep and goats, but also from camels, llamas and yaks. Woolen yarns come in a variety of weights and textures and are warm and comfortable to wear. It’s the most premium quality of our winter collection and mostly need to be hand washed or dry cleaned. Wool has a lot of benefits, it’s very soft, breathable, durable, warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. We mostly use wool blends in our accessories to create a strong combination between both, the benefits from wool and the complementary characteristics from another yarn.

 

TYPES OF WOOL

Our accessories are available in different types of wool yarns. Wool differs in softness, thickness, density, shininess and other important characteristics, depending on its origin.

Alpaca

This wool yarn comes from the alpaca, a member of the South American camelids. It’s typically known for being super soft, warm and lightweight, but very strong. It’s also hypo-allergenic: most people who are sensitive to wool have no problems with wearing alpaca. The alpaca yarn has a luxurious look.

Camel

A wool fiber obtained from the double-humped camel. Well-known for its signature brown colours and its warm and strong features. Camels produce longer fibers than sheep, therefore the fabric is more durable.

Cashmere

Known for its luxurious soft hand feel, cashmere is the softest wool type world wide! The fiber comes from the cashmere goat: fine in texture, but strong, light and warm. 

Yak

A wool fiber obtained from the long-haired bovine from the Himalayan region, surviving at altitudes sometimes exceeding five thousand meters. Yak wool is very warm and incredibly soft, but at the same time it’s light and very well insulating.

Merino

This type of wool is the finest of all wool fabrics. Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep, mostly found in Australia and New Zealand. It’s finer and thinner than the average wool yarn, which makes it flexible, softer and less itchy. It’s also breathable and cool which makes merino a good base layer during hiking or exercise. Whether you’re hot or cold, merino wool keeps you comfortable!

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