The artisanal technique behind cableami beanies


cableami beanies are made from Shetland wool. A unique brushing technique makes the wool softer, reducing its natural coarse texture. They use the flower of a plant called "Fuller's teasel" (also known as "wild teasel"), and brush each beanie by hand, one by one. The brand even expects to use teasels of its own harvest shortly!

(Here is what Wikipedia says about the use of Fuller’s teasel:
"The Fuller's teasel was formerly widely used in textile processing, providing a natural comb for cleaning, aligning and raising the nap on fabrics, particularly wool. By the 20th century, teasels were largely replaced by metal cards, which could be made uniform and do not require constant replacement as the teasel heads wear. However, some people who weave wool still prefer to use teasels for raising the nap, claiming that the result is better; in particular, if a teasel meets serious resistance in the fabric, it will break, whereas a metal tool would rip the cloth." More info here)

cableami fabrique ses bonnets à partir de laine Shetland. La marque utilise une technique de brossage qui rend cette laine, à la texture naturellement rêche, beaucoup plus douce. Pour cela, ils utilisent la fleur issue d’une plante appelée cardère sauvage (une espère de chardon), aussi connue sous le nom de "cabaret des oiseaux", "cardère à foulon", "bonnetier sauvage" ou "chardon à bonnetier" ! Les bonnets sont grattés un à un suivant cette technique artisanale. La marque espère bientôt pouvoir utiliser les cardères issues de sa propre culture !

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