One Wool – Part 5
In Part 5 of our #OneWool nominations we have Abaca, Abbotsford, Cushlab, Freya and Harlequin.
We are wild about sleep and wild about using wool at Abaca, the West Wales organic mattress business.
An amazing 16 fleeces go into each mattress.
Abaca was set up more than nine years ago as a pioneer of the use of organic textiles.
The company has established an impressive customer base which includes retailers like John Lewis.
All the materials used to make an Abaca mattress are totally natural, produced without the use of chemicals or pesticides.
The wool is sourced from organic farms in Wales and licensed by the British Wool Board.
Abaca was the first organic mattress manufacturer in the UK to be certified by the Soil Association. It remains the only one to be certified in Wales.
Brix bench by Verco using Abbotsford fabric ‘Pixie Hollow’
Pixie Hollow is a jacquard design made of 92% Pure New Wool, 8% Nylon. It is designed and manufactured in Yorkshire, UK.
Cushlab was started by Rebecca Barton 5 years ago, they specialises in 100% wool felt cushions and ottomans, the focus is on texture, natural form and a little bit of fun.
Each of their design-led pieces is handmade to order from their studio in Kent so they are able to provide bespoke options as standard.
My feature piece, HUSH, is constructed from a single piece of 10mm industrial wool felt. HUSH is manufactured in Durham by Ness Furniture, by skilled craftsmen and women, supporting and revitalizing Britain’s ancient heritage of makers. The other pieces in the range are also made from wool felt, often drawing inspiration from its incredible insulating properties.
Hermosa: a vibrant, modern floral rug in an array of mouth- watering shades of fuchsia and spice. This contemporary rug is hand-tufted in 100% wool and available in three different sizes: 140 x 200 cm; 170 x 240 cm; 200 x 280 cm. Stylish and statement, it consists of a delicious palette of moreish colours, as well as interesting, tactile textures.