Wool is a material of natural origin, it is durable and a good insulator. It is available in different qualities, depending on the percentage pure wool in its fibres. Traditionally, carpets weavers were nomads and shepherds, and naturally wool became the material they used in rugmaking. Today the wool used in our carpets comes from New Zealand, Argentina and India.
Carpets workshops take care of the carding, spinning and dyeing processes which are still carried out manually.
Silk is a textile fibre produced by certain silkworms. It is an ancient technique, originating in China.
The complexity of silk is also its preciousness. More delicate than wool, we use it to enhance the beauty of carpets.
Cotton. is the vegetable fibre surrounding the seeds of cotton plant. Cotton is the largest production of any natural fibre. India has a millennial knowledge of the cultivation of cotton and it is today one of the leaders in production globally.
Flexible and durable, cotton is almost used as warp in any carpets construction.
Viscose. sometimes called (art)ificial silk, it is made from of fibres of wool and cotton that undergo a chemical process. Variations in the quality and texture of the fibre depend on the ratio of wool to cotton.
Visually it is similar to silk and feels even softer, but has a much lower cost.
Polyester. a synthetic fibre. It is a polymer that exists in several forms, in thermoplastic, polyester resin, etc..., it is defined by its chemical structure.
The polyester fibre is strong, resistant to light and water.
Allo. known as Himalyan nettle, is a tall, robust herb. The bark is harvested because of the fibers‘ strength. Smooth and light in weight. It is naturally antibacterial, antiallergic and mould resistant.
When the fibres are processed and woven, the aspect has a natural sheen.