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Woolen products from Ireland, Balkans

Irish and Carpathian Woolen Goods.  Whenever I travel I abide by one rule: to get to know at least one craftsperson who makes traditional, high-quality products in each land I visit. In Ireland (a country I visit often and return to with pleasure), I have been particularly intrigued by their woollen products.  Some of my favorites are the wool socks from Donegal in the north of this country, and the fine, luxurious blankets and scarves from Foxford. We also sell woollen blankets from the Balkan country of Bulgaria, which are noted for their higher grammage.  I take pleasure in personally recommending these products to you.

woolen blankets and scarves, Ireland

Woolen Blankets | Scarves | Ireland Mills

Foxford Woollen Mills belongs to the last working mills in Ireland where  a strong historic tradition of weaving. Foxford products represent hundreds of years of skill, dedication and commitment and a passion for craftsmanship that will never fade. Thanks to good business relations with Irish manufacturers we can also offer to you this sortiment. Imported by Wulflund.

Foxford Woollen Mills

Foxford Woollen Mills

Irish woolen socks, Donegal

IRISH WOOL SOCKS Merino | Ireland, Donegal

Ces chaussettes sont le produit d'une entreprise familiale depuis trois générations. Elles sont faites de manière traditionnelle dans une laine aux couleurs du tweed de Donegal. Les motifs rugueux des montagnes et des vallées tressé avec des fils de mer sauvage et de ciel bleu, dans une patchwork entretissé de couleurs, c'est ça, la ville de Donegal en Irlande. Les touristes viennent de partout pour trouver la paix, la tranquilité et le renouveau, et voir la création centenaire de ces chaussettes, un artisanat rare qui a passé les générations. La rudesse naturelle de nos produits est le reflet des couleurs et des motifs qui font la beauté de cette région.

Donegal Hosiery est situé dans la ville picturale de Glenties sur la côte nord ouest de l'irlande, entouré par les montagnes Bluestack.

La ville de Glenties est synonyme de chaussettes et de manufacture de tricot depuis des centaines d'années. Le film "Dancing at Lughnasa" avec Meryl Streep et écrit par Brian Friel, est basé sur la ville de Glenties, où les soeurs Mundy, sur lesquelles le film est basé, ont gagné leur vie en tricottant des chaussettes pour les usines locales.

Aujourd'hui presque tous les talents traditionnels sont disparus, mais la famille Breslin en est à sa troisième génération d'un commerce famillial qui a pour but de concerver les connaissances que leurs ancêtres ont soutenu, et continuer à créer ces chaussettes autant pour le marché local que pour l'export.

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woolen blankets, the Balkans

woolen blankets, the Balkans

These blankets come to us from the renowned Rhodope Mountains where the Bulgarian wool processing industry is concentrated. They use the same colors and are woven using the same techniques as in the past. In Bulgarian museums you can see blankets four hundred years and older that have the same patterns as the ones we are selling. It is even possible that the Bulgarians gained the knowledge of how to produce them from the ancient Thracians.

Our Bulgarian blankets are made from  100% sheep’s wool that is sourced from Rhodope area shepherds. The wool has not been subjected to carbonisation (treatment with sulfuric acid). Wash your wool at a maximum temperature of 30 °C with your machine’s program for wool and use washing products for wool that contain lanolin. The blankets become even softer after washing. Do not dry blankets in an electric dryer, and do not have them chemically dry cleaned. If you need to iron your blanket, keep the iron temperature below 110 °C.

caps, hats from Ireland

caps, hats from Ireland

Caps, hats from Ireland

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