Content: 100% Wool
Origin: England from Abraham Moon & Sons
Weight: Coat weighs 470 gr/ml, Blazer and Trousers 370 gr/ml.
Features: Strong, resilient, eco-friendly, recyclable and luxurious feel.
Tweed is a kind of fabric woven from colourful yarns creating a variety of distinct weaving effects such as checks, stripes, diamonds or herringbones. Tweeds are an icon of traditional Scottish and Irish clothing, being desirable for informal outerwear, due to the material being moisture-resistant and durable.
For our HOPE tweed garments, we work with environmentally sourced and fully traceable wool from Abraham Moon & Sons, a weaving mill founded in 1837 in Guiseley, Yorkshire. They have an important centre in the history of British woolen textile production. Abraham Moon himself was a clothier and an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution, when he established a small mill next to a newly-built railway station to easily transport his cloth to the nearby cities of Leeds, Liverpool and beyond.
Abraham Moon & Sons’ raw wool is delivered from South Africa and New Zealand and is 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable, which creates a product of the highest ethical quality. After weaving the fabric is scoured (washed) using pure water and then milled and dried. The oils that were used to aid manufacture of the fabric are removed and water resist treatments can be padded onto the fabric. This is when the wonderful and luxurious feel starts to become apparent. The final step in the process is finishing. Each length of fabric is carefully pressed using steam and specialised equipment used to remove any shrinkage, thus completing the creation of the fabric.
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