We use predominantly natural and sustainable fibres - the only exceptions are for the addition of small amounts of synthetic fibres to strengthen some mohair yarns.

All our yarns are selected for their natural beauty. This means that all of them can exhibit irregularities and variations in colour and texture. This is in the nature of natural fibres and hand dyed yarn. Together with our hands-on production process it makes every Wrapt piece unique in subtle ways.

 

MERINO WOOL

Merino is as lovely to work with as it is to wear. Appreciation for its properties keeps growing among designers, manufacturers and consumers. It is anti-bacterial and odour resistant, and masterful at moisture management: small wonder the outdoor and active wear industries have embraced it. It is even used for aerospace products!

It is also so much more versatile than is often realised. It's good for cosy sweaters, yes - but in light weights it also works wonderfully for breathable summer tops and airy wraps.

South African merino comes mostly from the Eastern Cape, and is highly regarded the world over.

The wool of merino sheep is finer than that of other sheep, and therefore not scratchy at all. It is soft, but robust, and will, with a bit of care, last for a very long time. For detailed care guidelines click here.



MOHAIR

South Africa is the world's biggest producer of this noble fibre, making it extra special to work with. Like merino wool it has truly amazing properties (see here for more), and its warmth to weight ratio is astonishing.

Worried about scratchiness? While we select the yarns we work with very carefully for smoothness and softness.

If you order a mohair item and find that it irritates your skin, we will refund the purchase, no questions asked.

COTTON

Our cotton garments are wonderfully soft and breathable, making them perfect for summer and transseasonal use.

We are aware of course that cotton is not unproblematic: the heavy environmental toll of cotton crops, together with the short life cycle of many cotton garments, has been well documented.

We use only CMiA: cotton made in Africa.

We also take heart from the fact that our garments are not meant to be used for a season and disposed of, but to be worn for a long, long time!

For detailed care guidelines click here.