Where does alpaca wool come from ? Alpaca is the wool of a friendly-faced animal called “Alpaca” (or pacos llama). Alpaca wool is known for its softness, its warmth and its strength, which make it a real upmarket product. Alpaca (the animal) is the result of the crossing between two species : the vicuna and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Linen is one of the rare textile fibers which is produced in Europe and more specifically in France. Indeed, France is the main European country which cultivates linen in order to use it in the textile industry. Historically, linen was brought in Europe about 2,000 years ago. It was used by Babylonians and Egyptians to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The wet look technique for boiled wool As its name suggests, boiled wool is a material 100% made of wool. The wool is knitted and sent for a specific handling called the wet look technique. This is the most difficult action in making boiled wool. The wool is then washed with soap and heated to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Advantages of organic cotton compared to traditional cotton Growing traditional cotton is one of the most polluting farming activities in the world (traditional cotton uses about 24% of worldwide pesticides whereas it only represents 2.4% of cultivated soils). Whereas cultivated soils have not grown, yields have grown remarkably: since the 30’s cultivated surfaces dedicated to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.