Silk

Silk is one of the strongest and most versatile natural fibres. It is cooling in summer and warming in winter. The silks I use are produced by four different silk moth species:

Golden silk from muga and tussah silk moths (Antheraea spp).

Velvety soft and fluffy off-white silk from eri silk moths (Samia ricini).

Brilliantly white silk from mulberry silk moths (Bombyx mori).

My mulberry silk is Chinese, and the yarn was reeled in Germany. This reeled silk is the highest silk quality available on the market.

My eri, tussah, and muga silks are organic non-violent silks from Meghalaya (see videos below). Silk moths are reared in backyards and small family farms. After the butterflies have hatched, the cocoons are sold to a local mill, spun, and then exported to a small German distributor. This collaboration is part of the project “Climate Change Adaptation – North Eastern Region of India.”

 

Wool & Wool Blends

 

Extra-fine merino has all the things you want in fabric: it’s breathable and regulates the body temperature, it’s soft as a cloud and warm even when slightly wet. Although not as strong as silk, it is just as versatile.

The majority of my wool and wool blend yarns are made in Germany using only extra-fine and ultra-fine merino from small farms in Tasmania and South America, Mongolian yak, and Chinese mulberry silk, and are EcoTex100 PC1 certified (safe for babies).

Occasionally, I import Jämtlandsfår wool from a small mill in Sweden that sources its fibres from farms in the area. Once we’ve moved to Sweden in 2020, I’ll finally be able to offer locally-produced fine wool yarn 🙂

All the wool in my yarns is mulesing-free. The video below shows the sheep and people behind my Tasmanian merino:

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