The Fabric Source: Handcrafted Materials

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Superior fabrics through traditional craftmanship 

Superior fabrics through traditional craftmanship 
An alternative to mass and industry produced materials are handcrafted fabrics. With handmade fabrics, it is possible to realise specific and more labour-intense customer demands, then would be feasible in mass production. Because there is no need for creating necessarily big volumes in short time spans, it is possible for manufacturers to focus on quality and artisanship. Tradition is a big part of the production and sometimes only stays alive through these companies.
Hand-spun Cotton
Herbalfab provide a range of hand spun and hand woven cloths in a range of colours of nature by natural dyeing. The feel and look achieved by the hand process cannot be replicated through machines. This fabric is also known for its social aspects, as it creates employment for the local people.
Wild Sheep Wool
Ei’tree’s Wild Sheep Wool is based on local craftsmanship of hand-spinning and hand-weaving. The fabrics are dyed either with herbal, flower, vegetable infusions or GOTS certified dyes. 
Merino Wool
Avani’s merino wool is dyed with natural and GOTS certified dyes. The fabrics is also certified Craftmark, which is a certification established in 2006 for genuine Indian handcrafted products, this certification also serve to increase consumer awareness of distinct handicraft traditions. Wool is a very durable material, and products made in wool can last you a lifetime. Furthermore, wool hardly needs washing - laundering of garments is one of the most energy intensive parts of the garment lifecycle. In this perspective wool is a sustainable choice.
Wild Silk
Wild silk is produced without killing the silkworms. The farmers and artisans are earning a living by raising silkworms and reeling the silk. This way of producing silk supports the livelihood of farmers and artisans
Ethiopian Cotton
Stine Linnemann’s fabric is completely made by hand - from the ladies that spin the thread by hand to the men who hand weave the fabrics. It is produced in partnership with World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) member Sabahar in Ethiopia. 
Virgin Wool
Norway Cloth™ wool is handpicked raw wool from dedicated farmers in Norway. The wool is manufactured at traditional woollen mills situated on the west coast of Norway. Wool is a very durable material, and products made in wool can last you a lifetime. Furthermore, wool hardly needs washing - laundering of garments is one of the most energy intensive parts of the garment lifecycle. In this perspective wool is a sustainable choice.
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The Fabric Source
Norway Cloth
Herbalfab
Wimpfheimer Velvets
Avani
Ei´tree
Stinne Linnemann Studio
Conversation Through Poverty

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