Recently we have published an article about the history and importance of the first wool mills in the Bisenzio Valley. From the Arte della Lana originated in Medieval times, to the actual situation where Prato is the capital of the recycled wool production. Now, let’s get deeper into the world of sheep’s wool processing in … Everything you need to know about the Wool Industry in Tuscany
Colors The collection stands out for the use of three dominant colors – white, camel, and kasha – combined with pastel tones that evoke watercolors in a fresh, innovative and bold aesthetic. The collection’s theme features the expressive power of the translucent and nuanced shades typical of watercolor, whimsical and nonconformist color touches to give … Watercolor Harmony: The New Fall/Winter 2024-25 Collection by Menchi
The Art of Wool The Art of Wool (Arte della Lana) in Prato originated during the medieval period when the city was characterized by a great economic differentiation. The city was full of wool merchants, and more than one urban street was designated by industrial activities, such as Via dei Tiratoi, Strada della Gualchiera, alle … Cashmere, Wool, Alpaca, and Camel: why is Prato Famous for these fabrics? A brief history
OBTAINING CASHMERE FROM GOATS Have you ever seen a sheared goat? Cashmere goats are not sheared, they are combed for about thirty minutes. Only a small part of what comes from the combing of the undercoat, done in May/June, when there is hair warming, is suitable for spinning. Goats have a raw topcoat and a downy undercoat. The … Cashmere: where does it come from and why is it so expensive?