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Why wool is the ultimate natural fibre

Often overshadowed by its synthetic counter product, the vast benefits of wool have long been overlooked. In the past consumers and manufacturers have opted for synthetic fibres such as acrylic, polyester and nylon for their cheapness and ease to produce in large quantities. However, with designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang waxing lyrical about the benefits of wool along with a new surge of environmentally conscious consumers, it seems wool is finally getting the appreciation it deserves. After all wool is a natural material that does not require fossil fuels for its existence and can be endlessly recycled without contributing to the overwhelming amount of chemicals, waste and carbon emissions as is the case with synthetic materials.   Not...

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Everything you need to know about Cashmere

Cashmere – often eulogized as ‘soft gold’or ‘the golden fleece’ has been long revered through the centuries as one of the most luxurious materials of the textile industry on account of its softness and rarity. Not only is cashmere hailed as the softest natural fiber on the planet, but due to the nature of the raw material and the manufacturing process it is also one of the warmest. What is Cashmere made of and where does it come from? The soft fibers of cashmere are extracted from the undercoat of Cashmere goats found in parts of China, Northern India, Mongolia and Pakistan. These special breeds of goats live at altitudes of 14000 feet above sea level where temperatures drop to...

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