Our yarns are exclusively produced in Italy and Peru by owner-managed traditional companies. We ourselves have very close family ties to Peru and regularly visit our selected production partners with whom we have enjoyed long friendly relationships by now.
Alpaca / Baby Alpaca
The natural habitat of the alpaca is the South American Andes. The animals live there on a height of up to 5000 meters and are exposed to year-round temperature changes. With their unique woolen fur the alpacas are perfectly adapted to these extreme living conditions. Their smooth wool is characterized by excellent thermal properties and is comparatively light and still durable. Baby Alpaca is a classification for Alpaca wool with exceedingly fine fibres (ca. 19 to 22 microns). It is extraordinary soft in its quality.
Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep, a fine-wooled sheep breed that provides high quality wool. The outstanding characteristics of the fine Merino wool are a especially high evenness and elasticity. Furthermore, the light and soft texture offers a scratch-free wearing comfort. The high crimp of the Merino wool fibres creates air pockets, which ensure a very effective temperature regulation and a very good breathability.
Mohair / Super Kid Mohair
The fine mohair wool comes from the mohair goat and is considered as the lightest natural fibre in the world. The fineness of the wool depends on the age of the animal and is labeled accordingly. Super Kid Mohair is the finest gradation of the fibre measured in microns and stands for an exceptionally high quality. Mohair wool is characterized by a very good temperature regulation and is at the same time moisture absorbing. Additionally the elastic fibre shows a low crease tendency and has a subtle sheen.
The cashmere goat lives in regions that are characterized by cold winters, because this is the only way for the animal to grow its fine undercoat that delivers the precious cashmere yarn. The wool is combed out during the change of coat in spring and is processed into one of the most precious yarns. Cashmere is characterized by its good thermal insulation at a very low weight and is particularly dirt and water repellent. Despite its especially fine texture the wool is strong and tear-resistant and of a very high flexibility. The exclusive character of this yarn lies in its very soft quality/ structure and is perceived as pleasant even for delicate skin.
Silk is a very fine textile fibre from the cocoon of the silkworm. It belongs to the strongest known natural fibres. Silk is characterized by its specific shine and lightness. It is of a high dimensional stability and has a temperature-balancing effect. Due to the good absorption capacity for dyes, silk is particularly suitable for yarns with intensive colouring.
Cotton grows in in various forms worldwide. Its most important quality feature next to a natural colouring and purity is primarily the length of the fibres. Pima Cotton represents with a fibre length of more than 32mm the highest quality level available/ With a fibre length of more than 32mm Pima Cotton represents the highest quality level available. Under the optimal climatic conditions of Peru’s northern coastal region the in this area cultivated Pima Cotton belongs to the best in the world. It is characterized by a special shine from which it owns the name >Silk of South America<.
Modal is a synthetic fibre made of organic cellulose which is obtained from wood. The cellulose that is used for the production of modal exclusively comes from beech wood. Compared to viscose which is also made from cellulose, modal is of a higher quality and and characterized by an improved tear and abrasion resistance and is softer as well. Modal is ideally suitable for mixing with cotton. Modal and cotton blended yarns have a silky sheen and are highly breathable.
Polyamide is a synthetic fibre which is used particularly as a component of blended yarns because of its specific characteristics. Polyamid has an especially high elasticity, a low crease tendency and a very low weight and is, compared to other synthetic fibres such as acrylic, highly durable and robust.
By adding Polyamide to natural fibres such as wool and cotton the resilience of these yarns increases and allows a voluminous blend quality with a maintaining lightness.