Chalk Wovens design their woven fabrics on a hand loom in the studio in Brighton. The 100% lambswool fabrics are then woven at a mill in Wales, and made into products by local makers, also at the mill. The throws, cushions, hot water bottles with covers, spec cases and lamp shades have a distinctive contemporary look and feel.
Gradations in the Sussex land and sea-scapes inspired this Fern pattern
145cm x 185cm
Made to order, maximum wait 2 weeks
Free UK delivery
Wool has many admirable properties. It is totally natural and biodegradable, which is a tremendous quality in this day and age. Furthermore, it is breathable, renewable, and safe.
Wool is one hundred percent natural, not man-made. Since the Stone Age, it has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection, and science is yet to produce a fibre which matches its unique properties. As long as there is grass to graze on, sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.
Woolgrowers actively work to safeguard the environment and improve efficiency, making the wool industry sustainable for future generations. At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. It takes a very short time to break down in the soil.
Wool is a natural insulator. Used in the home, wool insulation helps to reduce energy costs, thus reducing carbon emissions. Wool fibres are crimped, and when tightly packed together, form millions of tiny pockets of air.
Wool fibres resist tearing and can be bent back on themselves many times without breaking. Wool therefore maintains its appearance in the longer term, adding value to the product and its lifespan.
The protective waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and they also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static.
Wool is naturally safe. It is not known to cause allergies and is naturally flame-retardant.