About the yarns of materiotek-mercerie
The knitting yarns stem directly from the breeds of wool yielding animals, lambs, goats, alpacas, sheep, yack or angora, rabbit, in Ecuador, Uruguay, Mongolia and France. These are enthusiastic breeders who organised in cooperatives and these high quality yarns have a unique appearance.
The enterprises and their yarns:
A cooperative located at San Andres de Malal in Ecuador breeding alpacas to produce wool.
Pure 100 % and undyed, the natural colours are that of the alpacas. These handspun yarns are not calibrated, which provides an irregular appearance to the piece of knitting.
- 100 % Alpaca (ALPACA AYUHA)
A family-run enterprise in Uruguay specialised in natural dyes. The yarns stem from sheep, lamb and alpaca breeds in the northern part of the country.
The wool spinning mill of Rougnat is located in the Creuse department in France. Fonty stands for a factory, which spins, dyes and supplies yarns from wool yielding animals, alpaca, goat, sheep and rabbit. But also plant fibres such as bamboo. In addition, with the technical support of the association "Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières" (AVSF), Fonty encourages production cooperatives in Mongolia by developing marketing networks for high quality animal products such as the yack fleece spun to yarn.
- Bamboo viscose (BAMBOU)
- 100 % Alpaca (ALPAGA)
- 100 % Yak wool (GENGIS KHAN)
- 100 % Merino wool (AMBIANCE, PACHA)
- 50 % Merino wool – 50% Alpaca (BOREAL)
- 95% Merino wool – 5% goat’s mohair (SUPER TWEED)
- 75% Goat’s kid mohair – 30% Polyamid (KIDOPALE)
- 70% Goat’s kid mohair – 25% Merino wool – 5% Polyamid (OMBELLE)
- 72% Goat’s kid mohair – 16% Merino wool – 5% Polyamid Lurex® (BLING-BLING)