Organic Wool Organic Wool

Organic Wool

Organic Wool Organic Wool

Wool is a renewable raw material, has temperature-regulating and self-cleaning properties, is breathable and antistatic. It does not absorb odors, so you rarely have to wash your wool garments. This makes it a very sustainable alternative to materials made of synthetic fiber mixes or organic cotton. If your wool items smell, they can easily be aired out overnight. Wool is a good temperature regulator: nice and warm without making you sweat. It is also a very durable material — with the right care and storage you can enjoy your wool knitwear and coats for many years.

We only use organic wool from certified organic animal husbandry. The  certification guarantees that the wool we buy is mulesing-free. To find out more about where our wool comes from and how to take care of it, please read the FAQs below. 

Transparency

Which items contain organic wool? 

We use certified organic wool for our knitwear and coats. 

Where does the organic wool for these items come from?

Coats: For our coats we use certified organic wool from Argentinia. The wool fibers are spun into yarn in a woman-owned family-run factory in Germany. The yarn is then being woven into fabric and dyed using certified sustainable dyes in the same traditional factory, which was established in 1644! The manufacturing takes place in Poland.

Knitwear: The certified organic wool for our knitwear also comes from South America, from a different supplier. Our dye house has been working with these suppliers for many years and has spent a long time sourcing the right material. After being spun into yarn in Europe, the wool is dyed using natural plant-derived dyes in Vienna. The knitting factory is located in Slovakia

Does the organic wool you buy have any certifications? Is it mulesing-free?  

Yes. We only buy certified organic wool. However, because our products are only certified until a certain stage in the manufacturing process (for example: the material, spinning, weaving and dyeing for the coat are certified), but our end product does not have a certification, we are not allowed to name the specific certifications and license numbers that these materials do have. This is unfortunate, because we would like to give you as much transparency and insight as possible. But we need to comply with the rules. 

Our certification guarantees that the wool we buy is mulesing-free. 

How is the wool dyed?   

The woven wool fabric for our coats is dyed using non-toxic certified organic dyes. Our knitwear collection is dyed using plant-derived natural dyes in a very innovative dye house in Vienna, Austria. Learn more about it here. 

What makes wool such a special material?   

Wool is a renewable raw material, has temperature-regulating and self-cleaning properties, is breathable and antistatic. It does not absorb odors, so you rarely have to wash it. This makes it a very sustainable alternative to materials made of synthetic fiber mixes or organic cotton. If your wool items smell, they can easily be aired out overnight. Wool is a good temperature regulator: nice and warm without making you sweat. It is also a very durable material — with the right care and storage you can enjoy your wool knitwear and coats for many years.

What does "virgin wool" mean?   

We use the term "virgin wool" as a translation to the German word "Schurwolle", which refers to the new wool sheared from living sheep.

Care

How do I clean/wash my knitwear pieces?

Wool has temperature regulating and self-cleaning properties. Take good care of your new knitwear piece to ensure it lasts you a lifetime. Only wash when necessary, try to spot-clean or air-clean primarily. Please note: Our wool coats cannot be machine washed. Please check the product page to find out more.

When it needs a wash, please only hand wash it cold using eco-friendly ph-neutral wool laundry detergent. Dry flat and never wring or hang-dry, as wet wool stretches easily. But most importantly: The less you wash it, the longer it lasts!

For more instructions, please refer to the care label inside the item. 

How do I remove stains on wool? 

If possible, rinse stains immediately with water. Never iron over them, otherwise the stain won't be able to be removed. If it is not possible to wash it off immediately, you can try spot cleaning: Apply a little detergent to a damp, soft, clean cloth and carefully treat the stain with it. Make sure your detergent is non-bleaching!

How should I store my wool garments? 

To make sure your knitwear pieces keep their shape, store them folded and never hang them up, as it can stretch the fabric. If you're planning on storing your wool knitwear pieces away for the winter, we would recommend washing the items before.

To avoid moths, use scents like lavender or cedar. Moths also like it dark and quiet, so shake the garments out from time to time!

What can I do against pilling?

The work "pilling" describes the formation of fluff on fabrics, which takes place particularly in areas that are subject to frequent friction, usually the elbow and waistband areas. This small lint appears especially in short-fiber fabrics and while there is no way of preventing pilling, you can easily remove it.

If your wool items show pilling, which seems to vary form person to person, you should carefully pluck the fluff off with your fingers. "Wool razor" devices could potentially damage the fabric.

How can I soften the wool?

The garments become softer with each wear, give it a couple wears and you will love the feeling on your skin!

What can I do when I pulled a thread on my knitwear piece? 

When a small thread is drawn, you can easily pull it back in with a fine crochet hook. If, however, bigger stitches come loose - due to a moth hole or something similar - it should be darned.