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Wool is the ultimate performance fiber with inherent flame retardancy and multiple smart abilities, unmatched by man-made fibers. Used on its own or blended with other fibers – it’s the perfect accompaniment to our natural bast fiber blends – wool is a key ingredient for a huge range of our fabrics.

Did you know?

  1. The average sheep’s fleece produces about 4kg of fiber, which can make up to 10 yards of fabric
  2. Wool is made from the structural protein keratin, which is the same as human hair
  3. Wool will easily biodegrade within one year, quicker than other man-made fibers
  4. In the beginning, textile fibers were all derived from natural sources such as wool and plants, but polyester consumption is now thirty times greater than wool and sheep numbers have halved in the last 20 years
  5. Sheep are one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and are known as yang. The year of the sheep is often thought to bring prosperity and promise
  6. Wool is the perfect fiber for all climates and seasons, providing a personal air-conditioning system, so that ‘when it’s hot, wool is not’

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