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From fibre to fabric

From fibre to fabric.
Reda: From fibre to fabric Ever wondered how wool becomes fabric? Our good friends at Reda have produced this video showing the process, starting with raw wool (some of which comes from New Zealand) right through to fabric, ready for us to craft into suits, jackets and trousers. Read more

Happy Year of the Sheep!

Happy Year of the Sheep!.
Today is the start of Chinese New Year, and like Christmas in the West, it is regarded by the Chinese people as the most important and grandest traditional festival. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the sheep, ram or goat; depending on translation and whom you ask. Either way,... Read more

Reda Celebrates 20 Years in New Zealand

Reda Celebrates 20 Years in New Zealand.
Most of you will know by now that we think Reda make some pretty amazing fabrics . These fabrics include merino wool from their three high country sheep stations in the South Island of New Zealand. This weekend Reda celebrated 20 years in New Zealand with an al fresco Italian lunch at Otamatapaio,... Read more

W is for Wool

W is for Wool.
When we refer to wool in the context of tailoring, we are usually referring to the wool from Merino sheep. Unlike hair, wool has both scales and crimp. The scales make wool easy to spin while the crimp traps air, making wool excellent for insulating you from both cold and hot temperatures. Read more

R is for Reda

R is for Reda.
Reda and Rembrandt have a special connection; Reda is the only Italian fabric mill with their own sheep stations in New Zealand, which means that if you buy a Rembrandt suit made with Reda fabric, you’re wearing a little piece of New Zealand... Read more

M is for Micron

M is for Micron.
The diameter of wool fibres is expressed in microns (µ) with one micron being one-millionth of a metre. Every fleece contains wool that spans a large range of fibre diameters, typically between 10µ and 25µ, so growers are always trying to produce wool with the lowest average... Read more

K is for Knitwear

K is for Knitwear.
What’s not to love about knitwear? It’s soft, warm, comfortable and perfect for layering over a shirt and under a jacket; it’s best when made from pure merino wool, as all Rembrandt knitwear is. In Medieval times the island of Jersey (one of the Channel Islands between Britain and... Read more

F is for Flannel

F is for Flannel.
The term Flannel most commonly refers to a woollen cloth that is brushed during the later stages of the weaving process to create a “nap” (a raised pile giving a wonderful softness to the touch). This nap gives the cloth a wintry look and feel, making flannel the ideal fabric for suits... Read more

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