Naturally soft, not chemically softened
Soft By Nature
We don’t use Superwash on our yarn. Superwash is a harsh chemical treatment (a form of bleach) used to soften and make yarn more machine washable. It also requires large quantities of water to process it, and only properly equipped facilities can manage the wastewater after use.
Instead of using a chemical to achieve softness, we’ve created a special blend of Superfine Alpaca (for luxurious softness) and Highland Wool (for robust durability) to achieve the same effects naturally.
With our years of experience in design and sourcing, we’re able to identify and partner directly with suppliers who have a positive social impact.
Our yarn supplier is based in the Highlands of Peru where they grow and spin some of the worlds finest yarns. Their facility is the first spinning and dyeing mill in Peru to achieve a Fair Trade Certification, and environmental impact, animal welfare and the preservation of Andean culture is at the heart of everything they do.
5 things to know about LOLL
Every year, alpaca and sheep produce a new fleece which should be shorn to keep them healthy and comfortable. These renewable fibers are 100% biodegradable and once composted will release valuable nutrients back into the soil.
So soft and smooth, it makes knitting a breeze. It's the perfect weight (not too big and chunky, not too tediously fine) to knit projects up in no time, letting you see instant results, giving you a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
Standard yarn balls weigh 100gr which, often times, is never quite enough to knit up smaller projects with just one ball. We specified our LOLL to have 25% more yarn in each ball, making it easier to get the amount you need to finish some projects without having to spend more money on a full second ball.
Because LOLL is 100% natural and no chemicals were used to soften or "shrink proof" the yarn, it is best to wash LOLL on a cold water delicate machine setting or by hand, and lay it flat to dry, which is better for the environment and a great way to practice the art of slowing down.
The foundation of our LOLL color palette is built upon a sophisticated and timeless neutral undertone of beige, off-white, and grey. We believe in designing heirloom type pieces so that our projects can be used and worn for years to come.Colour Palette