The fleeces selected by Hélène from Icelandic farmers are dyed and spun in specialty mills in Italy which can handle the unique challenges posed by Icelandic wool: It is composed of two very different types or hair, the long and coarse “tog” and the fine and short “þel”, which makes it difficult to spin into a fine yarn.
The wool is washed with an organic soap and dried very gently so that it stays soft. Five of the colors are composed of the natural colors of the Icelandic sheep (white, brown, black and grey). The white is not bleached and serves as the base for the other 15 colors which are dyed with acid-dyes with low impact processes. The water used for the washing and dyeing process is recycled so that no harmful material is released into the open water.
Gilitrutt Tvíband comes in 20 colors, similar to the Love Story colors: five natural colors of the Icelandic lamb (white, black – a very rich and dark brown -, brown, light brown and grey) and 15 colors inspired by the Icelandic landscape. Note that the colors shown are as closed as they can be from the real colors but there can be variations from one monitor to another.
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Illustrations on labels by Charline Picard