Heading towards winter: a wool new season
The best-known property of wool is undoubtedly warmth, but there are many different types of this fabric with different characteristics. Here's how our brands use and combine them into wonderful sustainable garments!
Let's start with classic wool: Lanius produces various garments with virgin wool, sometimes mixed with 30% organic cotton, such as the Karo Jacket and the Checked Trousers. Combining the two materials offers several advantages: on the one hand, wool acts as insulation against both cold and heat, while cotton makes the garment softer and less itchy. Most importantly, Lanius traces the production chain and ensures respectful treatment of farm animals with a strict no-mulesing policy.
Moreover, the same brand produces the Striped Sweater out of alpaca wool, which looks shiny and feels extremely cosy on the skin. The hairy alpaca fibres have an insulating effect on cold days and at the same time provide a heat balance, as they are able to repel heat. This fabric is obtained from alpacas that live freely in the Andes Mountains in Peru.
Another example is merino wool, that is used by both Rewoolution and Super.natural. As it has temperature regulating properties, the resulting fabric is extremely breathable and therefore particularly suitable for sportswear. These brands also strongly advocate against painful practices for farm animals such as mulesing.
And for your little ones, Stapf produces super warm and comfortable garments with GOTS, mulesing-free and RWS certified lambswool. What makes this brand even more sustainable is the use of wool from farms in Tyrol and Tuscany, so very close to the factory in Austria where the fibres are processed.
Discover our selection of wool garments for adults, kids and babies online or in store! We are waiting for you!
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