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THE YARN MILL

ALESSIO MENICHETTI
FIL.LIFE, PISTOIA, ITALY


Fil.Life has been working with the production of high quality yarn following the Italian tradition for over 15 years. Their team has gone above and beyond to support us in creating a new supply chain for Swedish wool, introducing the material to their mill and learning how to treat it in the best way possible. Alessio, the manager of the mill, shared with us the way that wool becomes yarn and why he enjoys working with Swedish wool so much.

 

“Wool becomes yarn through three steps: first we prepare it for spinning by putting it into large cylinders that open it up. It also receives oil and antistatic treatment that preserves the fibres from the stress of the carding procedure. The material then gets carded into rovings that are wrapped onto wooden bobbins. Finally, the rovings are twisted – this is when it can be called ‘yarn’. This yarn is cleaned and put onto cones that are sent to the knitting mill.”

 

“The Swedish wool impressed me a lot for its extreme strength. I like to call this kind of wool ‘healthy wool’. It holds the dyeing procedure very well and always retains an excellent fibre reactivity. Besides that, its hand-feel is ‘sweet’ even though it is not very fine. I also like to call the Swedish wool an ‘indestructible and long life wool.“

 

THE STORY OF SWEDISH WOOL

4. THE KNITTING FACTORY

1. THE FARM

2. THE WASH HOUSE

THE SWEATER

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