Category Archives: Fashion

It’s official. Autumn is nearly here…

With the summer coming to a close and the cold days becoming more frequent, wool becomes the must-have material for everyone. Of course, we see this with scarves and accessories but also with blankets and other products. However, it becomes harder each year to choose something a little different which is why we have some simple ideas for you today!

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The most essential patterns for Autumn/Winter 2016-17

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFashion and home materials in cashmere are especially delicate and charmingly lightweight. This is because of the incredibly fine hair of the cashmere goat from which this fleece is acquired. In spite of its lightweight, cashmere wool is exceptionally warming and feels delicate and cuddly. Fashion and style keep on existing in an exciting force field: from one perspective everything is turning out to be more ordinary and normcore –unisex style pattern described by straightforward, ordinary looking garments – has set up itself generally subtly on a wide front particularly tuned into its name. While on the other, fashion is more enraptured than any time in recent memory with the regular comfortable easygoing look now experiencing a movement towards cutting edge, some of the time formal class with impressive echoes. In the meantime, materials flounder in luxury, outlines are mixed and decorative components have toyed with again making new looks and style affiliations. There are no taboos and even the most compelling material blends and shading accents are permitted.

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The History of Tweed Cap Fashion

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe tweed cap has been thrust into the spotlight in the last few decades. It has been adopted as a fashion trend by many high profile celebrities after a few decades of obscurity. We have previously written about the history of the flat cap, but as this trend shows no sign of relenting anytime soon, let’s delve deeper into the origins of this classic piece! Continue reading

Australian Wool Fashion Awards

Australia has always been an important country in terms of wool production. 
That seems set to continue with events such as the Australian Wool Fashion Awards. This prestigious annual occasion has been created specifically to exhibit luxurious merino wool products. The awards are open to both Australian designers and those from around the rest of the world.  Continue reading

East Meets West With Wool

Fashion designer Vivienne Tam is another popular face in the fashion industry that is utilising the potential of wool in her creations. Chinese-born in the late 1950’s, she is now based in New York after first moving to Hong Kong when she was three years old. Vivienne states that being raised in a British territory in the east was the first inspiration of her fashion creations, which have a very east meets west aesthetic. 
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Vivienne Westwood and Wool

Vivienne Westwood is a well-known British fashion icon. During the 70’s this influential designer pioneered bringing punk style into the mainstream. 
She showed no signs of slowing down during the 80’s when she released collections with her then husband Malcolm McLaren. The titles for these exciting ranges were almost as thrilling as the clothes,  ‘Savages’, ‘Nostalgia of Mud’ and Punkature were just a few. Continue reading

Wool for Winter; Wool for Spring

It has been a strange winter and it seems like although it is still wet and windy, spring is only just around the corner. In fact, crocuses and daffodils are popping up already. Although most people will still be appreciating the warmer side of wool, the surprising flip side to the wonderful natural fibre is that it is just as comfortable to wear in the sunny months. Wool has its own version of air conditioning that keeps the wearer cool. Before we delve into this, let us first take a look at what makes wool so marvellously snug. 
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Do You Know What To Update Your Winter Wardrobe With?

Although we definitely do not always need an excuse to update our wardrobes, winter is the perfect reason to do so! As the cold weather sets in, there is no better way to warm your mood and your body then heading to the shops or getting online to buy some brand new clothes. When it comes to keeping warm through the winter months, wool is a fantastic choice – not just for how insulating it is but also because of its fashion status. Wool continues to grow in popularity as a clothing fabric, not just in the United Kingdom but around the world. 
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Wool Trends 2015: Ponchos and Capes

john hanly capeThe fashion world is gearing up for autumn, with many designers who showcased their Fall/Winter collections in February now influencing the trends seen on the high street. Wool has dominated the fashion scene, with a special focus on the poncho or cape as the must-have accessory for anyone’s winter wardrobe.

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Why Every Man’s Wardrobe Should Include Wool

As a general rule, a man’s wardrobe has three basic staple fabrics: cotton, synthetic material, and lastly wool. Most of the general populace choose to purchase clothing made of cotton or synthetic fabrics because of how easy they are to clean and how cheap they are to replace.

Wool is a completely different fabric with specific care needs. Wool is susceptible to damage if it is exposed to heat or chemicals, and even cold water can be damaging to the fibres if the proper care is not taken. However, wool’s versatility and the range of clothing that can be made from the material make it a must-have for a man’s wardrobe to be complete.

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