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What are the Differences in Wool Types?

What are the Differences in Wool Types?

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Thanks to its natural durability, wool is known for its long lifespan. Fibres can bend up to 20,000 times before breaking (as a comparison, cotton can only bend 3,000 times). This got us thinking, how can we take advantage of this amazing feature, especially since recycling wool can be a challenge as the fibres are often too short to respin? Our solution is to blend recycled wool with longer mixed fibres saved from landfill to create a soft and durable yarn. Woven in a dense twill weave and brushed for texture, recycled wool gives you all the benefits of wool, in a sustainable blanket. What’s more, they are even machine washable.

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The magical thing about a picnic is that it only takes a blanket to transform a beach, a mountain, or a meadow into your dining room table. We’ve spent the past year adventuring near and far, developing the perfect picnic blanket. With a leather and brass strap for comfortable carrying and an easy to clean waterproof backing, recycled wool picnic blankets are reliable, even when the weather isn’t.

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New Wool is wool that has been processed or woven for the first time. As it has not been previously used, it means the wool has not sustained any damage. This makes new wool products warm and cuddly. New wool fibres are strong, fine and durable. Items made from new wool are subsequently warm, insulating and long-lasting. With a chunkier, thicker weave, new wool blankets are super cosy and warm, perfect for curling up on the couch with your family for a movie night or keeping on the end of your bed for those chilly winter nights that call for an extra layer. It's looser weave makes perfect, breathable baby blankets for lining a pram.

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Lambswool is the highest quality sheep’s wool. It’s gathered from a lamb’s first shearing, meaning the fibres are smoother, stronger and hold more elasticity than any other wool. The unique crimps in the individual strands generate air pockets that retain heat while repelling moisture, keeping you warm when you’re cool, and cool when you’re warm. Along with being a naturally insulating, breathable and hypoallergenic textile, it’s beautifully soft. Doesn’t get much better than that. Led by design, our lambswool collection seeks to merge our Scottish roots with contemporary living through applying modern colours to traditional weaving techniques.

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Merino refers to a breed of sheep, primarily bred in New Zealand and Australia. Merinos are known for having fine and very curly wool, which results in the softest wool of any sheep breed! We mix Cashmere with Merino because Cashmere is the softest wool, and it adds a silkiness that no lambswool can. Our Cashmere & Merino baby blankets, scarves and blankets will be a lifetime treasure. 

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The definition of luxury, Cashmere is traditionally combed from the super soft undercoat of the Cashmere goat. The downy wool fibres are then sorted by hand from the goat’s protective outer layer. Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, and approximately three times more insulating than sheep's wool. And did we mention soft? So, so soft. Considerately curated and carefully woven, our cashmere collection is a perfect mix of tradition and timelessness.

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