Fabric Type

Boiled Wool Fabric

Boiled Wool Fabric

Description:

Boiled Wool fabric is felted knitted wool, which offers the flexibility of a knit with great warmth. Boiled wool fabric is created commercially firstly knitting wool yarns to create a fabric of uniform thickness. The yarns and fabric may either be dyed or left natural, and the fabric may include designs or embellishments. After knitting, the fabric is fulled by boiling and agitating in hot water with an alkaline solution like soap. The agitation causes the scaly surface of wool fibers to stick together, by which a a felted fabric has been produced. The result is a tighter and more dense material which is up to fifty percent smaller in all directions compared to the pre-felted fabric. Boiled wool is warm, durable, and resistant to water and wind.

Usage:

Boiled wool is a special type of fabric primarily used in berets, scarves, vests, cardigans, coats and jackets. The general process of boiled wool production can be used to process non-woven fibers into pieces of felt used in industry, medical applications, and for crafts and costumes. This can be performed using a variety of fibers, including wool blends, polyester, and acrylic. Boiled wool is appropriate for jackets, vests and stuffed animals.

Fabric Type:

Boiled Wool Fabric

Also Known As:

Felted Wool Fabric

Print Type Available:

None

Width:

150-180cm

Weight per m2:

280-600gr/m2

Minimum Order Quantity:

400 kg per colour plain

For Garments:

Vests
Jackets
Coats
Blankets
Cardigans

Yarn Fiber Type:

%100 Acrylic
Acrylic Blends
%100 Wool
Wool Blends
%100 Polyester
Polyester Blends
Recycled Cotton Polyester Blends

Possible Fabric Production Certifications:

Oeko-Tex
BSCI
Sedex
Marks&Spencer
C&A
Inditex
Primark

Approximate Minimum Price:

6,00 USD/kg plain (Recycled Cotton Polyester Blend)

More About Boiled Wool Fabrics:

Boiled Wool - Felted knitted wool, it offers the flexibility of a knit with great warmth. Create your own by washing double the needed amount of 100% wool jersey in hot water and drying in a hot dryer. Expect 50% shrinkage. Appropriate for jackets, vests and stuffed animals.

Boiled wool is a special type of fabric primarily used in berets, scarves, vests, cardigans, coats and jackets. Created by a mechanical process using water and agitation, shrinking knitted or woven wool or wool-blend fabrics, compressing and interlocking the fibers into a tighter felt-like mass.

Boiled wool is a type of felted wool, and is similar to non-woven wool felt. These processes date at least as far back as the Middle Ages. The word felt itself comes from West Germanic feltaz. Boiled/felted wool is characteristic of the traditional textiles of South America and Tyrolean Austria. It is produced industrially around the world.

Boiled wool fabric is created commercially by first knitting wool yarns to create a fabric of uniform thickness. The yarns and fabric may either be dyed or left natural, and the fabric may include designs or embellishments. After knitting, the boiled wool fabric is fulled by boiling and agitating in hot water and an alkaline solution like soap. The agitation causes the scaly surface of wool fibers to stick together, producing a boiled wool fabric. The result is a tighter and more dense material that is up to fifty percent smaller in all directions compared to the pre-felted fabric. Boiled wool is warm, durable, and resistant to water and wind.

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