...with local wool!
It is a terrible shame to use merino wool from Australia while the european wool is transported in containers to East Asia. We wanted to change this situation and tested the suitability of several merino wool from France and Germany for the making of woven fabrics.
From shearing to fabric
Loom weaving of our wool
The loom inthe bavarian forest
Measure of the warp yarn
A handmade fabric
The whiteness and robustness of the german merino fibres are exceptional. This wool lends itself ideally to the creation of elegant and colourful outdoor clothes that can stand the test of time, like the sheep facing the harsh and wet winters of our region.Julia, designerin
The work of transhumanz.org supports the breeding of sheep in Bavaria not for their meat but for their wool, as it was the case in our region more than a century ago. Part of our wool can thus stay in our region instead of being shipped in a container to China.Markus, bavarian shepherd
Each breed has been selected for its adaptation to the local climate. That is why we believe that there is no "good" or "bad" wool. Our objective is to help maintain the diversity of sheep and their wools, in particular the Eastern Merinos, present in South Germany and East of France.Laurent, agricultural engineer and founder of transhumanz.org
Carding of the wool.
The carded wool is separated into ribbons
Twisting of the yarns