It's not just wool
Hi Everyone and welcome to our first EN Blog. Our ‘Village’ Collection is cut from the finest British Tweed, woven right here in the UK. I visited many different Mills before choosing to work with Abraham Moon and Sons who have gained a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design. Founded in 1837 they are one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain.
So why have we chosen tweed, to showcase our debut collection?
Here at English Nettle, we have chosen to turn our back on fast fashion preferring to create timeless classics, using a heritage fabric.
There are many advantages to this wonderful cloth such as its durability it’s eco friendliness and it’s ability to be recycled.
Wool has a unique natural elasticity, allowing fabrics to return to their natural shape and be able to resist wrinkles and creasing. So if a garment does get creased, leave it hung up on a hanger and any creases will usually fall out on their own!
One fact that I didn’t realise, was that Wool can easily absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture, without feeling damp or clammy. The ability of wool to absorb moisture, makes it a comfortable and practical fabric in both warm and cold conditions. Wool enhances the body’s own cooling system and helps keep the skin dry. This characteristic makes wool a versatile all-season fabric.
Finally Wool in most cases has a natural UV protection factor of 30+, which is much higher than most synthetics and cotton fabrics.
Wow isn’t it amazing? 🐑
So why not take a look at this fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ clip!