Heavy Boiled Wool - 1100G/M²
Description (AI assisted)
Our Heavy Boiled Wool fabric is a premium material sourced directly from Portugal. Made purely from wool, this fabric stands out as a staple in the woollens category, well-equipped for permanent use in all types of seasons. As the name suggests, its characteristic heaviness comes from its weight of 1100 gsm and it measures 140 cm in width.
This fabric falls under the subcategory of boiled wool, a fabric known for its dense, felt-like features that resist fraying and unraveling, thereby offering superior rugged durability. The Heavy Boiled Wool remains plain, retaining its natural texture and softness, which gives it a unique appeal. It's appropriate for a variety of sewing projects.
Available in two classic color groups, white and black, the fabric's versatility makes it a brilliant choice for those wishing to design timeless pieces. This fabric is also certified by Wool in Transition (RWS), as testament to a commitment towards sustainable and ethical production standards. This wraps up into a fabric offering that combines luxury, sustainability, and durability while affording an array of design possibilities.
About Burel Factory
Burel Factory is a Portuguese textile company that specializes in the production of high-quality woolen fabrics. The company was founded in 1947 and is located in Manteigas, a small town in the Serra da Estrela region of Portugal. Burel Factory uses traditional techniques and modern technology to create fabrics that are both durable and stylish all made from locally sourced wool. Burel Factory is committed to sustainability and ethical practices, and works closely with local communities to promote the preservation of traditional crafts and the environment.
About wool in transition (rws)
Burel Factory is currently working towards achieving the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). One of the steps for this is the tracking and documentation of the shepherds and herds that Burel work with within the region. Burel have started the shearing of the flocks.
RWS is a certification promoted by Textile Exchange that aims to improve the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on. It requires all sites, from wool farmers to the seller in the final business-to-business transaction, to be certified. RWS farmers and ranchers must meet animal welfare, land management, and social requirements. For more information about RWS, click here.