January 22nd, 2018
They are natural and environmentally friendly alternatives to classic industrial dyes.
Amongst those fibers, shetland wool spontaneously offers a very large palette of shades. Some are recognized by the association of preservation of shetland sheep, which is a native species from scotland. They are named after the local scot shetlandic dialect, like the shalea, an iron grey, the moorit, a reddish brown, or the musket, a light grey brown.
Having at our heart's preoccupation the selection of natural and durable fabrics, we have chosen an undyed shetland wool, in a heathered greige, to make our mock neck collar pullover. The wool comes from a historic scottish mill, with a crafsmanship retracing to the xviiith century. Its rustic and confortable texture brings to mind handknitted pullovers, besides, it is entirely fully fashioned, thanks to the crafsmanship of our knitting atelier SJ la manufacture, in Saint-James, Normandy. Also, you will maybe like the reassuring smell of lanolin of this piece, which is the natural oil that protects the fibers of the wool.
The Ampo Provençal print is developed by Les Olivades, a family-owned textile printing company located in the area of Avignon. The atelier, created in 1818, continues to perpetuate the traditional know-how of textile printing in the south of France. The rich history of the printing works, is marked by the acquisition of the company by the current president's grandfather in the post-World War II period.Read →