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A beautiful, lightweight and drapey silk-wool blend, with firm weave. Featuring a very subtle check pattern, this isn't just a standard black fabric. It has been woven with double yarn so the check is the same colour. The textile is completely opaque, so you don't need to line the material or double it for clothing. We love it for easy culottes, smart dresses and lined blazers.
We have little information about this fabric due to the fact that it was reclaimed from landfill, however, knowing that it was produced in an Italian mill we can take an educated guess that it was produced under ethical circumstances with strict environmental management. The wool and silk itself isn't traceable.
Both silk and wool are fibres with longevity, that age well and need little washing. All of this means that any garment you create with this fabric will last a long time and will wear nicely.
Hand wash at cold temperature or machine wash on a cold woollen or delicate cycle. You might find that it doesn't retain odours (the benefits of wool!) so you could hang up in your bathroom after a shower, or use a mild garment freshener. Line drying is always best. Use an eco dry cleaner if you make a structured garment or suit with lining material.
Hand Sewing; Machine Sewing; Clothing including jackets, skirts, dresses, trousers and shorts; Soft Furnishings, including cushion covers.
|Fibre:||90% Wool, 8% Silk, 2% Elastane|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Shrinkage Allowance:||Generally pre-shrunk but wash before use|
|Eco Credentials:||Natural wool and silk fibres, reclaimed from landfill.|