Alpacas originally come from the Andean Highlands where the animals graze at elevations starting at 10,000 feet. Baby alpaca fiber is taken from the underside of the neck and nape where the fleece is the softest and taken from the animal annually during spring by shearing. Once the baby alpaca fibers have been harvested, they are spun into yarn and thread. Its fibre is lightweight, durable, hypoallergenic, extremely soft and warm. The wool was once the treasure of the ancient Inca civilization, alpaca was considered “the fiber of the Gods” and could only be worn by kings during ceremonies.
All our knitwear jumpers are made of the finest Italian merino wool, it starts with the raw material of wool, fibers are obtained from the fleece of the sheep by mowing the animal. The fiber obtained is called virgin wool, it is the most traditional of natural fibers and very durable and is distinguished by its brilliance and softness, it is highly appreciated for its natural thermoregulation qualities and versatile use.
Produced exclusively in Italy, respecting the environment and people involved in the entire production cycle, using a production chain with traceability and transparency.
To make bouclé yarn, several strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being plied, with the loose strand forming the loops and causes the yarn to have a bulky look. The bouclé we use has two shades of a color to create texture.
Care must be taken when using bouclé yarn in order to ensure a proper look and high quality of the final product.
Jersey is a knit fabric, similar to the way you would knit a sweater with a ball of yarn and knitting needles but done on a much smaller scale with tiny needles and very thin yarn. Made from the basic knitting stitch, in which each loop is drawn through the loop below it. The rows of loops form vertical lines, on the face of the fabric and crosswise rows on the back. Knit fabric is made of one continuous piece of thread and all of those interlocking loops are what allows for the natural stretch.
The 100 % cotton jersey we use is perfect for comfortable clothes that are breathable and suitable for wearing all year round.
It was originally manufactured from wool, but is now made of various fibers. It is called jersey because it was manufactured on the island of Jersey off the coast between England and France, where thick weft-knitted fabrics were originally hand-knitted for fisherman’s sweaters.
Nicky is a plush knitted fabric but knitted with larger loops. These loops are then shaved off giving the fabric a soft, fuzzy feel. This nicky velour is made from organic cotton and certified according to the Global Organic Standard (GOTS)from field to fashion. Cuddly and at the same time durable. Due to the medium heavy quality extremely soft. Double brushed.
Double gauze fabric is made of two layers of woven cotton fabric tacked together with small stitches and invisible from the right side of the fabric, this allows the two layers of gauze to behave as one.
The loose weave allows for a soft and airy fabric while the double layer lends a bit of weight that gives to good drape that is similar to that of shot cotton.
This very soft chambray fabric is made of a 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown in a way that is much kinder to our environment, uses far less water and a growing system that replenishes and maintains soil fertility and also excludes genetic modification and above all the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides. Chambray is one of the finest and most dense kinds of cloth, woven with a colored yarn in the warp, the lengthwise thread, parallel to the selvage and a white yarn in the weft, the thread that is woven over and under the warp, perpendicular to the selvage. This gives a fabric with a unique texture and depth of color.
Chambray has its origins in the french commune of Cambrai early 19th century.
Corduroy originally comes from the french word «Corde du roi» and used in France and En- gland during the 1700 century for royal uniforms. The corduroy we use is made of cotton, when these fibers are woven, they run parallel to each other and results in raised ribs, or wales, that run lengthwise.
The ribs are formed by cutting the threads in one direction and the result is a strong but soft and durable fabric.