wool yarns reinforced with tencel
Plastic free wool yarn
The wool sock yarns Wilhelmi, Pentti and Usko can be used in many different ways. On top of wool socks the yarns can very well be used in scarves, woolly hats and many other handcrafts.
These award winning, plastic free, wool sock yarns are made of 70% wool that's mostly from Finnsheep and Kainuugrey sheep.
Pentti and Wilhelmi worsted yarns are super soft and smooth so you can use it for anything where a softer feel is needed. Worsted yarn fits especially well for lace knitting.
In worsted yarn the fibers have been combed in the same direction which makes it noticeably smoother than carded yarn.
To strengthen the yarn we've added 30% tencel, which also makes it more durable in socks. Tencel is a fiber with a silky smooth feel to it, so it makes the yarn softer and brings a bit of shine to it.
Tencel is a wood fiber made from eucalyptus tree cellulose. The production is FSC*-certified, meaning that the lumber industry is responsible. (*Forest Stewardship Council) The making process is environmentally friendly, since the chemicals used for the production can be reused. Eucalyptus grows fast and it can be grown on land that is not suitable for producing food. In the future we will also look into the possibility to use Finnish wood fiber but for now it isn't made in a big enough scale to make it usable.
Wool and tencel fit together perfectly since their good properties are the same. They both breath and take moisture from your skin whilst warming you at the same time. Tencel makes yarn feel more silky but after some time in use it becomes somewhat fuzzy. Both materials are naturally antibacterial, ecological and fully biodegradable.
The spinning is mostly done at Pirtin kehräämö in Mikkeli. Most of the yarns are in natural colours of sheep. The dyeing mill is situated in Kyröskoski, where they're dyed according to Vuonue's own colour chart. Many colours have gotten their roots from plant dyed yarns, which are now replicated in larger portions at the dyeing mill.