Since the beginning in 2016 we have offered unique hand woven pieces, which are fully sustainable. We have a wide range of services, divided into few categories. We are able to cover all stages of production in manufacturing. In addition to hand weaving pieces we also focus on felting processes. Our material range is based on locally sourced materials or leftovers from old factories. Mostly it’s wool or linen.
We process wool fleece by hands, so we can produce many types of yarns with different effects. We spin fibres in many ways. We produce simple yarn, as well as more complicated and more structured yarns – core spun, bouclé, slub yarn. On the contrary to industrial yarns, we can create yarns specifically to the needs of the project and its next purpose. As we are trying to be conscious about sustainability and waste, we also spin waste material that is left after our production. Materials we are working with: sheep fleece, silk, cotton, linen fibre, all different natural fibres or experimental fibres like corn fibre called Ingeo, Mint fibre with antibacterial properties. When using each fibre, we keep in mind its unique qualities to use its full potential in the project.
Our hand-dying process is completely sustainable and ecological. We dye fibres as well as fabrics. Dying is a long process in which we are trying to find specific shades and tones. We dye with natural dyes like turmeric, mallotus, or dried pomegranates. Each cloth is unique so no identical one will ever be found. We also use certified chemical dyes, that allows us to paint on fabric since they are more concentrated. We choose only suppliers of chemical dyes that pay attention to the sustainability of their products and production.
In our studio, the tapestry weaving continues in the Czechoslovak tradition. In the Czech Republic, there is a 120 years long history of weaving of Gobelins. The first manufacture was opened in Valašské Meziříčí and raised generations of weavers. Another tradition that we connect with is the school of Antonín Kybal, who emphasized the importance of a weaver and his strong authenticity. In Wnoozow, we feel this freedom in weaving, and we work in this manner.
The process of production of a tapestry for a client is following:
Intensive communication during the process
Exhibiting or handling the piece into the client's hands
We are textile professionals and we love to experiment with materials and technology. Therefore, we weave in classical goblin way and we also use different hand-weaving techniques. These allow us to make more 3D structure, colour gradients and different textures. We use all sorts of textile materials like wool, silk, as well as creative materials like fibre from the bark.
For weaving custom-made fabrics, we use hand dobby looms. These looms allow us to create a great variety of patterns on our textiles. Our production is flexible to the needs of our clients, which means that we can weave in small quantities and adapt to every aspect of the client’s design in material, colour or pattern.
We started to work with felt in 2018 when we realized that we cannot find a broad variety of felts on the market. Industrial produced felt is usually just one colour and simple structure. In our felting process, we can produce felt in any pattern and colour. For felting, we use Czech and Slovak wool.
In our textile manufacture, we work with natural, sustainable materials. We use traditional textile materials like wool, linen, silk, cotton or viscose which comes from European suppliers or are leftovers from closed Czechoslovak factories. In Wnoozow, we love to experiment, and we like to use new, innovative fibres as well like mint fibre, corn fibre, fibre from tree bark.
Wool is protein fiber formed in the skin of sheep. Since The Stone Age, it has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to man. The Fiber itself is renewable, biodegradable, breathable and odour resistant as well as being the perfect thermo-isolation. Our wool fiber comes from little farms based in Slovakia and Czechia. They provide us with the information on how the sheeps are nurtured and cared for. Knowing every step of the woolen yarn production gives us the power to control and to be proud of our products.
Linen fabric is made from fibers of the flax plant. The fiber is highly valued for its absorbency, exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. Other characteristics are durability and strength. Last but not least, a very special thing about linen is that it is natural peeling for human skin. Throughout time linen was used as a core material within old factories in Czechoslovakia, but nowadays we source it from european producers in places such as France or Italy. We also use leftovers from those factories to make our products, these fabrics would otherwise go to waste. It is well known that “the older linen gets, the better.”
The silk fiber is a natural protein fiber made from silkworms. The length of the fiber is one of the most important things and it creates the quality final material. Fiber is much stronger than cotton or linen fiber. Growing this fiber is expensive due to its long time and special handling with worms. Silk fiber can be harvested either by hand or machine. Usually, the price is higher than conventional fibers due to their beauty and richness. The majority of our silk used in production is leftover from factories. We are trying to avoid wasting material and only use materials that are sourced locally
Cotton fiber is soft and fluffy that grows in a boll. The length of the fiber is approximately between 2-4 cm depending on the area where was harvested. Countries growing cotton are mostly China, India, and Egypt. Due to its harmful effects on the environment, cotton has been under strict controls and many companies are now using organic cotton. Many certifications are required when it comes to production. Cotton fiber is widely used in many different area due to its good properties such as strength, dye absorbent and comfort. Often cotton fiber is combined with polyester to avoid wrinkles or other fibers to increase the final properties.
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