Medium weight loden of local wool

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ET_GW164
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Indigo blue loden fabric of local wool

Sturdy felted wool from the Campine heathlands. With a weight of 465 grams / m2, this fabric is perfect for making winter coats or jackets, for example. The wool was dyed blue and black with natural indigo before spinning, resulting in a lively melange effect. The woolen fabric is slightly felted and pre-shrunk after weaving.

  • Pure new wool from Campine heath sheep
  • Naturally dyed with indigo
  • For coats or jackets

The sheep that supplied this wool have been kept for centuries in the Campine heaths, a border area situated in Belgium and the Netherlands. Traditionally these heath sheep were important as 'suppliers' of meat, wool and (not unimportant for these poor sandy soils) manure.The wool quality is good and fine enough to make beautiful textiles from it. Note that the wool of these sheep or their ancestors was already used in the Middle Ages to manufacture fabrics that were traded all over Europe. Nowadays the Campine heath sheep are mainly used for grazing the heaths, which are increasingly suffering from grasses. Thanks to the grazing, these sheep contribute to the restoration of biodiversity.


Fabric specifications

PRODUCT NAME: ET_GW164
COMPOSITION: 100% pure new wool
WIDTH: 150 cm.
WEIGHT IN GR/M2: 465
SHRINKAGE: ±1%
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:


Sustainable wool

Wool is the most used animal fibre. It is a natural proteine that has much in common with human hair and was already used for textiles in the 5th millennium BC. Wool is renewable, water repellent, flame resistant, odour resistant, breathing, easy to wear and easy to maintain. In many ways wool is a very sustainable fibre. Not only it is 100% biodegradable but because of its high elasticity it doesn’t need to be ironed or only on low temperatures. In addition wool is a fibre that regenerates itself by airing and doesn’t have to be washed very often. For this fabric the advice is to not wash it at all.

Composition: 100% wool
Weight: 465 g/m
Colour: Blue