The raw material
Our wool comes from merino sheep which are appropriately bred according to ecological guidelines in Australia. The term Virgin Wool describes untreated new wool.
LIVING CRAFTS wool contains lanoline, a kind of grease found in sheep wool. It has self-cleaning characteristics. Its own smell neutralises other unpleasant odours. In addition, our soft wool can "regulate” the temperature, it can breathe but it does not itch.
The sheep that deliver our wool are kept on natural meadows, as they should, and in appropriate stables. They only get organic food without any additives.
The manufacturing process. Our off-white wool is not treated chemically which is why it is so well-tolerated. The dyeing process is also carried out in a completely harmless way.
The production sites
Our wool is produced in Australia. Up until now, we have been processing it in Germany. Soon, all processing will be done in India.
Pilling is generally a natural characteristic of wool and does not indicate poor quality. It is normally due to strong rubbing and is a sign of the natural purity of the wool. Correct care is essential. Wool items should be washed only rarely, and it is sufficient for wool products to be aired. We recommend washing by machine using 30°C wash cycles. Place items in a machine wash bag, especially when the machine is not fully loaded, to reduce movement in the drum. Use washing detergents that restore the level of fat, such as Sonett ecological olive oil detergent for wool and silk. Remove washing from the machine as soon as the washing cycle has ended. Wrap individual garments in towels and then dry flat. If wool is not cared for properly, the wool fibres can swell up, causing the garment to lose its shape and the fibres to become matted.