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MATERIALS

In light of our ethics and the values we believe in, the choice for our raw materials naturally focused on wool. A natural resource, biodegradable, renewable, wool is the material of choice for its many virtues, especially in terms of sustainable development.

Privileging a natural and non-synthetic material allows our clothes to have a lower environmental impact.

A noble material, wool will stay with you durably and comfortably. If maintained with care, it will retain its flexibility, softness, colors and hold for years.

Easy to care for, wool stays clean easily as it does not retain dust and gets dirty very little.

All our materials are carefully selected from our mills in France and Spain, which allows us to know the manufacturing conditions of our yarns and to guarantee the quality of materials, respectful of mankind and the environment.

Learn more about wool care.

 

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MERINOS WOOL

A bit of history on this precious wool. Between the twelfth and sixteenth century the Spaniards held the monopoly of its production. Until the 17th century, the export of sheep outside the spanish borders was pursued and sanctioned by the death penalty. Today Australia and New Zealand are the world's leading producers. We wanted to work solely with local wool, sourced exclusively in Spain, in order to reconnect with a local heritage without sourcing from countries on the other side of the world.

Particularly elastic, lightweight and resistant, merino wool is also renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Thermoregulating, this very soft wool does not scratch and is an excellent insulator: warm in winter, cool in summer. Long and shiny, its fibers make knits of exceptional flexibility and beauty.

 

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YAK WOOL

Just as soft and more resistant than cashmere, warmer than merino, Yak wool is an exceptional product of extreme softness that is naturally antibacterial and allergenic.

Under a very thick and very rough hair, the yaks have a very warm down and an incomparable softness from which is made the wool. Yaks lose this down in the spring when moulting, which clings to the bushes of pastures. So we talk about "harvesting" or “hand-picking”, a method which is more ecological than the classic mowing of animals.

Because of their nobility and rarity (each yak will give about 100 grams of down per year) this precious down has been reserved for centuries to the emperors of the Forbidden City.

Yak wool is purer and more natural than other types of wool. Indeed the Tibetan climate does not allow the animal to secrete ooze (fat). As a result, yak wool does not require the chemical scouring treatments that usually result in an irritating or rough wool.

 

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MOHAIR WOOL

Mohair has the look, feel and shine of silk.

Feather-light and wrinkle-resistant, our mohair comes from the Peruvian and Bolivian plateaus (and not from South Africa where farmed goats are often very badly treated).

Mohair wool is made from the wool fiber produced by the angora goat, named after the Anatolian plateaus in Asia Minor, and more precisely the province of Ankara, once called angora.

 

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ALPACA WOOL

A naturally high quality fiber, alpaca is one of the softest materials, and was once considered so precious that it was reserved only for Inca kings!

It is a rare fiber (an alpaca will only provide 2 to 3 kg of hair per year), but it is softer, stronger and lighter than sheep's wool.

 


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