Really made in Iceland. This product is created from Icelandic material, labour and design. 100% Icelandic wool, machine spun and knitted. The fabric is hand decorated by needle felting using unspun merino and silk fibres for the bright and shiny colours representing the lava. The designer has put a lot of work into developing the right look of the lava and is always careful not to overdo the designs with decoration, because sometimes less is more.
The cardigan wrap is closed by two magnetic buttons on each end of the collar. It is attached from shoulder to shoulder. Then the collar is folded over so the lava decoration appears on the outside as well as the stripe down the back. Only those parts with decoration are felted but those without, such as sleeves and sides, are unfelted. This is to make sure that the garment will be as light and soft as possible. From the back of the neckline and down measures 74 cm or 29 inch.
The Icelandic wool
The Icelandic wool is naturally breathable and regulates body temperature. It is a resource which has kept the Icelandic people warm for centuries. It was in fact the only textile material available for common people until the 20th century. But it is a good one. The wool of the Icelandic sheep consists of two kinds of hair. The soft inner layer used for underwear and clothing and the water repellant. The long fibered outer layer is used for outerwear and for long lasting garments.
If your dress gets stained we recommend hand-wash and flat dry. If no spots/dirt can be seen on the garment, it should be enough to hang it outside, air it for a little while. It will be as good as new. If the wool gets out of shape, for example by hanging somewhere for a long time, it can be reshaped by ironing with a damp clotH. Just make sure the decoration faces down from iron.