Felt is a non-woven fabric made using natural fibres, water, soap and agitation (lots of hard work!) to form a dense fabric of permanently interlocking fibres. Each type of wool has distinct qualities, reflecting the environment in which the breed of sheep has specially adapted. The Herdwick wool for instance has a coarse and hairy texture, whilst the Merino is soft and smooth, with a silky lustre.
The beauty of felt is not just in its appearance and texture but its unique qualities. Felt is made from an environmentally friendly sustainable source - wool - making it 100% biodegradable. The combination of strength, durability and its lightweight make felt a versatile fabric. It can be worn all year round, as it is a cool, light and breathable fabric for summer, and offers warmth in winter. The wool fibres repel dirt and moisture and are fire resistant, making felt textiles a very family friendly fabric!
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