Fabric

We have worked hard to source the best quality fabrics from all over the world to deliver a range of the best quality, design and function.

 

CASHMERE

 

We use the best quality grade of cashmere.

 

Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fibre obtained from cashmeregoats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fibre as a wool but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics 

 

 

TWEED

 

We are using tweed from Scotland.

 

Tweed is a woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is usually woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Colour effects in the yarn may be obtained by mixing dyed wool before it is spun.

 

FUR

 

We are using fur from licensed dealers.

 

CHINCHILLA (CHINCHILLA LANIGERA)

 

Very soft and silky with mainly grey, some black, white or beige-white natural colours. Used mainly for small articles and trimming but also for full-length garments.

 

RACCOON (PROCYON LOTOR)

Long-haired fur with grey and black markings. Mainly used for trimmings including collars and cuffs.

 

MINK (MUSTELA VISON)

The most common farmed species, producing dense, lightweight fur. Wide range of natural colours from white to black, taking in pearl, violet and sapphire, demi-buff (medium brown) and “ranch” (very dark brown). The fur can be worked in many ways, including shorn, knitted and also dyed in many different colours. Used for coats, jackets and trimmings.

 

SABLE (MARTES ZIBELLINA)

Sable is the most expensive fur, highly valued for its rarity, lush dark colour and deep, silky pelt. Ranges in colour from dark brown (almost black) through brown to pale yellow/ golden. Used for garments, trimming and small pieces such as stoles.

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