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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
Lace weight is the thinnest of the three thicknesses. We have two types in this thickness:
Lace mohair/silk (75% superkid mohair/25% mulberry silk, 420 m). With a recommended gauge that varies between 18 and 36 m per 10 cm with single thread, it can easily be knitted alone for airy and fluffy garments.
If it is knitted double, you have an incredible number of possibilities, and typical gauge will be 14 - 23 m per row. 10 cm. It is also perfect as a companion thread to e.g. a strand of merino wool. Lace mohair/silk is used to give a shaggy and exclusive feel and look.
Mohair's heat-insulating properties are approximately twice that of normal wool. Many knitting designers use lace mohair/silk either alone or as a companion thread in their recipes.
- Lace alpaca/silk (75% baby suri alpaca/25% silk, 420 m) is equivalent to Lace mohair/silk in length and thickness, but thus consists of baby suri alpaca and silk instead of mohair and silk. The yarn is incredibly soft and deliciously fluffy.
Sock/4-ply/fingering weight is the yarn thickness that is most popular, and it is very applicable with its recommended stitch strength of 28 m per 10 cm. It can also be knitted alone, double or with a follower thread. We have a number of types in this thickness, and will give a brief description of them here:
Thin pure merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, superwash, 400 m) is the bestseller. This is a regular twisted yarn in 4 strands, which is soft and lovely to work with. It is suitable for everything from baby knitting to adult knitting, large and small garments, and the knitting strength can be varied a lot by knitting double or using a trailing thread. Since it is superwash, it can be machine washed. It is always recommended to wash wool and detergent for wool/silk for knitted garments.
Thin pure merino wool (100% extra fine merino wool,easy wash, 430 m) is a deliciously soft and soft yarn for those who want all the good properties of superwash-treated yarn, but without the same footprint on the environment.
Thin untreated merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, not superwash, 400 m) is quite similar to the first yarn, but this is not superwash treated. This means that no chemicals have been added to make the yarn machine washable, which means that it is completely natural - only washed and spun. The colors tend to be more subdued on this yarn compared to a superwash-treated yarn. Consequently, speckles/colour splashes will float out somewhat more and not give equally defined dots. This can be a nice effect depending on what is desired.
Extra thin untreated merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, not superwash, 533 m) is the same yarn as the above, but chopped thinner. It can be used in the same way, and provides light and airy garments. This yarn is currently only available in yarn packsApril Cardigan.
Thin single strand merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, superwash, 365 m) is a deliciously soft yarn that is twisted in one thread. This gives a slightly rustic touch, and the yarn has a lovely shine. Thin merino wool blend (85% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon, superwash, 400 m) is an incredibly delicious yarn with all the good properties of merino wool in addition to a small amount of reinforcement in the form of nylon. It is called luxury sock yarn, but can be used for EVERYTHING. The yarn has a great sheen.
Thin merino wool blend (85% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon, superwash, 400 m) is an incredibly beautiful yarn with all the good properties of merino wool in addition to a small amount of reinforcement in the form of nylon. It is called luxury sock yarn, but can be used for EVERYTHING.
Thin luxury merino wool (75% extrafine merino wool/25% mulberry silk, superwash, 400 m) is truly luxury in a skein! The yarn has a lovely mother-of-pearl skin and is incredibly soft and delicious. This is the go-to yarn when you want to spoil yourself or someone you love.
- Thin luxury merino blend (75% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon/10% silver stellina, superwash 80% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon/5% gold stellina, superwash) are two types of yarn in a deliciously durable merino wool blend with touches of silver or gold that sparkle..
DK weight is yarn with normal thickness. This means that there are an incredible number of recipes that this yarn can be used for with its recommended gauge of 22 m per 10 cm, but which fits well to 17-20 m per 10 cm without trailing thread. We have the following yarn types in DK weight:t:
Pure merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, superwash, 200 m) is a delicious merino wool yarn. This is the same type of yarn as our bestseller, Thin pure merino wool, but twice as thick.
Pure merino wool(100% extra fine merino wool,easy wash, 216 m) is a deliciously soft and soft yarn for those who want all the good properties of superwash-treated yarn, but without the same footprint on the environment.
- Pure untreated merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, not superwash, 200 m) is a lovely untreated yarn that is incredibly soft and delicious. It is otherwise the same as the above.ende.
Pure merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, superwash, 216 m) is a wonderfully soft 3-thread yarn in merino wool. This means that this has normal twisting with 3 threads.
Merino wool blend (85% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon, superwash, 200 m) is a lovely yarn with a bit of reinforcement that makes it extra durable and dimensionally stable. This is the thicker version of Thin merino wool blend.
- Luxury merino wool (75% extrafine merino wool/25% mulberry silk, superwash, 200 m) is the thicker version of Thin luxury merino wool. Still an absolutely fantastic yarn!
Aran weight is a thicker yarn, typically around 15-17 m/10 cm. Here we have two types:
Thick pure merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, superwash, 162 m) is a deliciously soft yarn that can be used for thick garments that are knitted on large needles. Recommended gauge is 17 sts/10 cm on needle 5, but this can be varied a lot.
Thick untreated merino wool (100% extrafine merino wool, not superwash, 162 m) has the same good properties as the above yarn because it is the same yarn, but this is untreated and will therefore behave slightly differently in the dyeing process, as previously described in this overview. It also requires greater care during washing.
Thick mohair (73% mohair/22% merino wool/5% nylon, 180 m) is a deliciously thick and fluffy yarn that makes thick and light garments. Can be knitted alone or as a companion thread to a chunky jumper. Recommended gauge is 14 sts/10 cm on needle 6.
- Thick mohair/alpaca (47% mohair/31% superfine alpaca/17% wool/5% nylon, 180 m) is a yarn in the same category as Tykk mohair, but in an even more luxurious quality.This is truly an exclusive and luxurious Italian yarn. It mainly consists of the finest kid mohair and super fine alpaca, only held together by a little wool andlittle bitnylon. The garments knitted from this yarn are wonderfully light and soft, and warm very well in relation to the weight.
We have onechunky yarn. This is usually knitted on needle 6, and is used for thick jumpers, slippers and blankets: