What makes Woolfolk yarn special
We are pleased and excited to offer you Woolfolk yarns, shockingly soft and responsibly sourced fibers whose uniqueness is echoed in clean, minimalist designs that will boost your handmade wardrobe’s longevity and appeal.
The softness and quality of Woolfolk yarns are impossible to ignore, so let’s just put it out there: Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino® feels like cashmere, but with the wear of merino. Why?
The Science behind the Softness
Wool products are composed of strands of fibers that are measured in microns. Generally speaking, the higher the micron count, the larger the diameter measure of a strand of fiber--and larger, coarser fibers mean more “prickle.” Most wool products include a high percentage of fibers that are over 30 microns. Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino®, on the other hand, has a micron count of 17.5. The resulting long, cylindrical fibers have elongated, flat scales and thus a smoother surface. What this means for you is yarn that combines the softness of cashmere with the wear of merino. The cylindrical fibers, with their flat scales, also reflect light and absorb dye more easily than elliptical fibers, resulting in yarns with an inborn luster, here dyed in deep and lasting hues.
Exceptional in every way, Woolfolk yarns combine high-quality fibers with high-quality practices, careful attention to ethical, sustainable means of production. Woolfolk’s Ultimate Merino® happens not by chance, but through the efforts of farmers on the Patagonian Grasslands to care for their flocks as they care for their land, seeing themselves as stewards of both.
Elevating Woolfolk’s yarn even further above the ordinary is design. Woolfolk’s color palette is sophisticated and purposeful, its design collections wearable and minimalistic. Founder Kristin Ford’s architectural sensibilities are perfectly manifested in each regard, through garments whose quality is a consistent match for the quality of the fibers--clean and modern, with an eye on the runway that prioritizes timeless appeal and careful attention to details of fit and construction.
This aesthetic is clear in the garments and accessories we will be highlighting in May, designed by the likes of Julie Hoover, Michele Wang, Melanie Berg, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Laura Chau, Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, Antonia Shankland, and Ashley Yousling.