A natural resource, biodegradable, and renewable, wool is the material of choice for its many virtues, especially in terms of sustainable development. A noble material, wool will stay with you durably and comfortably. If maintained with care, it will retain its flexibility, softness, color and shape for years.
Merino wool is super soft, has a natural crimp, and makes a strong fiber. 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.
Our merino wool is 100% made in Spain and non-mulesed, the sheep are raised in Extremadura (West Spain) and the yarn is spun in Cataluña (East Spain). We work exclusively with their 100% merino yarn, in order to reconnect with a local heritage without sourcing from countries on the other side of the world.
Light as a feather and wrinkle-resistant, mohair wool is durable, resistant to crease and stretching. It has the look, feel and shine of silk. It comes from the angora goat, named after the Anatolian plateau in Asia Minor, and more precisely the province of Ankara, once called Angora. We use 2 kind of mohair wool:
SOUTH AFRICAIN MOHAIR WOOL
The one used for our cardigans CHARLOTTE and CLÉO is spun in France (La Creuse) and originates from small farms located in South Africa which guarantee us the well treatment of the sheep.
FRENCH MOHAIR WOOL
This mohair is amazingly soft and light. Liliana’s main passion in life is hand knitting and raising her Angora goats in her farm in South of France. We use her amazingly soft and light mohair wool for the knitting kits and all the pieces she is hand knitting directly from her own goat fleece.
Alpaca wool provides great insulation, lightweight, silky, and is stain resistant. Alpaca wool is naturally high quality fiber, and one of the softest materials that 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. Our alpaca is raised in Peru and spun in an Italian mill.
Because of their nobility and rarity (each yak will give about 100 grams of down per year) this precious down was reserved for centuries to the emperors of the Forbidden City. Yak wool is 30 times warmer than sheep's wool, and more resistant and sustainable than cashmere. It is an exceptional product of extreme softness that is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. Under a very thick and very rough hair, the yaks have a very warm down and an incomparable softness from which the wool is made. Yaks loose this down in the spring when moulting, which clings to the bushes of pastures. So when we talk about "harvesting" or “handpicking”, this is a method which is more ecological than the classic mowing of animals.
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 results in an irritating or rough wool. Our yaks are raised in Mongolia and our yarn is spun in France.