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«It is very important for us to explain to you how we work and where the materials we use come from.
In our province of Vicenza and its surroundings, we are fortunate to have a huge network of tailors, knitters, tanneries, leather goods and companies making buttons, zips, cords and fashion accessories.
Our work comes from the collaboration with these companies.
These craftsmen and industrialists work for the big fashion houses, big companies that are the envy of us all over the world. In these places the product is created. People work to create and that's great. In our area, market research on materials is one of the most comprehensive, stimulating and original. Every six months, stylists, pattern makers and tailors always come up with something new. They try to throw just like all inventors.
All these materials are obviously not thrown away in the true sense of the word, but set aside. We buy these materials which we then use and with a lot of patience and a lot of time we combine them in the bags.
Here is a brief description of the materials we use:
The fabrics are designed to make furniture such as sofas, chairs, seats, etc... they are highly resistant, fire resistant, dirt resistant, stain resistant substances and inside them during production an anti-slip mesh is woven which makes them very resistant. All functions that are obviously well suited to the realization of our products.
Leather: The regenerated leather is a kind of recycled leather felt. The remains of genuine leather are taken, macerated, mixed with rubber and spread on a cotton cloth. Genuine hides and skins, on the other hand, are always part of the factory leftovers that would otherwise not have been used. Tanning tests, prints and so on.
The accessories, from cordura, to metal elements, from buttons to tape, all materials are recycled from companies that have leftovers and no longer use them.
This means that each product is made with recycled Italian materials and that each model is difficult to copy. A Maggiociondolo bag is unique, especially made with certain fabrics and colors.»
"Treatment to prevent felting of the wool which gives it an excellent dimensional stability when washing, as well as an extremely smooth and soft layer on the finished product.
This special treatment is carried out completely without chlorine in order to meet the strictest requirements for the environment and sustainability."
Tencel is one of our most environmentally friendly materials. It comes directly from nature and is extracted from FSC-certified cellulose from sustainable forestry. Tencel shares many of the positive properties of wool, and clothes in Tencel are soft, durable, retain their fit and transport moisture away from the skin.en.
Tencel is a registered trademark for Lyocell from the textile manufacturer Lenzig and scores very highly in the ranking of environmentally friendly textiles, both in terms of raw material and production process..
- TENCEL Lyocell fibers are produced in a closed production process, which transforms wood into cellulose fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact..
- This process recycles the water used and more than 99% of the chemicals are recycled.
- In addition, less water and energy is used than in the production of, for example, traditional viscose and cotton.
- Lenzing's closed production process, which transforms wood pulp into TENCEL Lyocell fibers with high resource efficiency and a low ecological footprint, received the European Award for the Environment from the EU in the category The Technology Award for Sustainable Development in 2002.02.
What properties does Tencel Lyocell havel?
- Tencel Lyocell is a durable but soft and light fiber with high elasticity..
- It has a smooth surface and feels softer to the skin than wool, cotton and silk.
- Garments made from Tencel Lyocell carry moisture very well and absorb 50 percent more moisture than cotton..
- They also breathe well, dry quickly and are rarely wrinkled.
- Like wool, Tencel Lyocell is naturally antiseptic and has up to 2000 times less bacterial growth than synthetic fibers..
- Tencel Lyocell scores high on durability / strength compared to other Tencel fibers (such as viscose and modal), and has both a softening and reinforcing effect when mixed with wool..
Unikt Garn AS operates with hand dyed yarn dyed in small batches. For us, handdyed yarn is exclusive, unique and fun. Colors are incredibly rewarding, and we are constantly discovering new, fantastic combinations. The colors play out differently depending on the yarn type and procedure, and this is just as exciting every time!
We are very conscious of using quality yarn. (More about the yarn types we have, you can find here .) These consist of different types of wool, some silk and some yarn types have a small amount of synthetic fiber in them for durability and strength. We use dyes intended for dyeing on protein fibers and nylon, so-called acid dyes. These give clear and lasting results. All yarn is guaranteed from sheep that have not been subjected to mulesing, and all skeins that are sent out are dyed, hoisted, marked and packed with our hands.
We hope you find something you like! We really appreciate the support and will do our utmost to have satisfied customers. If you are looking for something special, whether it is yarn type or colors, contact us by clicking on the image below, and we will be happy to help you.
We only use very good quality yarn that is imported directly from the factory. The yarn types are mainly produced in Italy, and the manufacturer guarantees that all wool comes from sheep that have not been exposed to mulesing. All merino wool yarns (pure and blends) have a micron count of 19.5 - 20.5, which is one of the softest you can get your hands on.
On a general basis, we distinguish between superwash-treated yarn and untreated yarn. Superwash-treated yarn can withstand being washed in a washing machine, although we always recommend washing on the wool program with detergent intended for wool/silk.
If nothing is stated about pre-treatment of the yarn, you can assume with reasonable certainty that the yarn is untreated and must therefore be treated with care during washing. All wool garments should be dried flat and stored flat. It is better to have the garment lying folded in the closet than hanging on a hanger. 😉
We have yarn in five thicknesses:
- Lace weight
- Sock/4-ply/fingering weight
- DK (double knit) weight
- Aran weight