Texel Sheep have adapted to a very windy and harsh environment to produce a unique, long wool fibre with a high crinkle factor and high natural lanolin content. Products made from Texel wool are softer, thicker, warmer, and longer-lasting. This wool comes exclusively from Texel, an island off the North coast of Holland. It has a population of 13,300 people and over 100,000 sheep. The people of Texel have been raising sheep for over 600 years, and have developed a unique breed of sheep that is both hardy and produces wool of unrivalled quality.
Dutch Texel wool is harvested from a sustainable source without detriment or harm to the animal. Each sheep is shorn every spring, producing about 11lbs of high quality wool. The sheep are raised organically on a land that has never been used for agriculture and thus, has been protected from chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. Using craftsmanship based on experience and environmental sensibility, the raw fleece is processed without the use of any dyes or bleaches that we can all do without. The wool is cleaned using a unique chemical-free process that produces exceptionally clean wool, whilst retaining a high natural lanolin content. Any process that uses chemicals or produces toxins in the wool are strictly forbidden.
- Enkev processes the Texel Wool by traditionally carding the wool followed by a needle punch process.
- Sizes / weight
- The product can be delivered in sheets and rolls with a maximum width of 2,30 meters. Enkev can produce the Texel wool in various weights per square meter.