We are very pleased to be able to announce that we now stock Pascuali filati yarns at I Wool Knit.
Why Pascuali filati?
In early 2018, I had the opportunity to spend several hours with Paul and his colleague Andrea Trömpert at the Pascuali yarn studio in Cologne where both showed me the beautiful Pascuali range of knitting yarns.
Paul Pascuali is intricately involved in every step of the yarn making process. He personally travels to farms all over the world to choose the farms and animals that will provide fibres for his yarns. His criteria are animal welfare and fibre quality. The lama and angora wool for Pascuali filati yarns comes from a small farm in the north of Argentina. Alpaca fibres are from Peru. Sheep’s wool is grown Germany.
Some of the yarns are spun in Germany and Italy, the remainder are spun in the countries of origin.
The yarns are dyed in either Germany or Portugal which ensures a high quality standard. All yarns are dyed with plant pigments and are certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. The yarn is quality checked at the public test laboratory in Mönchengladbach, Germany (yarn weight, color fastness, tensile strength, fiber length).
I love the idea of buying a beautiful quality product where farmers get paid a fair share, the production occurs with high environmental standards and a part of the proceeds goes into supporting people in poorer areas.
We will be adding more Pascuali yarns to our collection over time. You should try them out and see for yourself!