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Did you know?
In the past, before being called a sweater, this thick knitted garment was called a jumper. This name logically owes its origins to the garlic merchants who wore this knitwear to the markets in the 19th century.
Although the term jumper is still used in Quebec, it is often replaced by the terms knit or jumper. The term sweater is the most common term for this thick garment. The word sweater comes from the English word pull-over, which simply means an outfit that can be removed by the neckline.
Later on, this famous knitwear was worn on the backs of sailors. The knit was then tightened to make the sweater partially waterproof and more resistant to extreme conditions.
Irish wool sweaters, known as 'Aran Pulls', originated in the fishing villages of Ireland.
At the end of the 19th century, according to various accounts, it was a marine engineer who came up with the idea of designing a striped sweater. The sole purpose of this invention was to make sailors more visible in the ocean in case of an accidental fall.
Over the years, this knitted item has evolved, it's feminized, to the point where it is now found in the vast majority of our wardrobes.
Various quality materials are used to make our wool sweaters. Whether it is merino wool, or virgin wool, they all bring their own particularities to the sweaters we make.
Consider pairing your wool sweater with jeans for a casual yet stylish look. A pair of pumps is a perfect option to complete your look.
A short story about merino wool
Merino wool comes from a particular breed of sheep called the merino sheep. Originating in North Africa, this type of sheep arrived in Spain in the Middle Ages and then spread throughout the world, from South America to Australia, New Zealand, Asia and even France.
The hair of the Merino sheep has a reputation for being very fine due to its dense wool. This type of wool also has the advantage of being 100% natural, as it does not require any chemical treatment. All the merino sheep needs is a little water, air and grass to produce new wool each year, which translates into a healthy crop for humans.
How to wash your wool pullover?
We generally recommend washing your sweater by hand.
For hand washing:
• Fill your basin or sink with lukewarm water (30° maximum).
• Add a little special wool detergent.
• Scrub gently without wringing.
• Do not use fabric softener.
• Rinse with water at the same temperature as the wash water.
• Rinse gently until no detergent is left.
• Squeeze gently without wringing.
• Dry flat on a towel, away from strong heat.
For machine washing:
• Use a special wool programme to maintain a constant temperature throughout the cycle.
• Start by turning your wool sweater inside out.
• Only wash one sweater at a time to avoid creasing.
• Always use a special wool detergent without fabric softener, in small quantities.
• Limit the spinning.
• When the programme is finished, turn your sweater right side up and dry it flat on a terry towel, away from a source of heat.