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February 2012
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In Natural Sisal

Marcela - Intro
Marcela - color 1801
Pamplona Intro
Pamplona - color 1811
Sea Island - Intro
Sea Island - color 1823

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We've Purchased A Few Containers Of Carpet.

If you haven't seen the specials list on our web site you should do so.  Day-in, day-out we've got unbeatable values available in the exact size you need.  How is that you may ask?  Because we have a 'shopaholic' in our midst.  Well, he's actually he's our founder, President, and employer, so maybe 'shopaholic' is a little strong.  Buyer extraordinaire is more like it.  And he's just returned from a buying trip in Europe where he made several exceptional buys from our key European suppliers.  The quantities are huge, and the values are outstanding.  Way too many containers are on the water heading our way and they'll be here soon. Get ready. 

container ship

Wool As An Insulator  

We think cutting heating bills this winter by buying a houseful of wool carpet makes perfect sense.  Actually, cutting heating bills is just one of many viable reasons why your customers should consider wool. Its amazing insulating ability begins to look like a real benefit when the cold north winds are howling outside (like they are now).  With insulating properties fifty percent better than virtually any man made carpet, wool helps keep the indoors warm and cozy all winter long.  Sheep are pretty fond of it too. 

Snowy sheep
'Natural' insulation at work.

Natural Dyes 

We've had quite a few questions lately regarding natural dyes and why they are no longer used in textiles. There are two main reasons: First, the world population has grown to the point where we no longer have the luxury of using land that would otherwise be used to produce food to grow crops such as indigo, as one example. Second, with a few exceptions, natural dyes have poor lightfastness properties and generally require heavy metal additives which severely compromise their environmental friendliness. Dyes used to dye wool are acid dyes with no toxicity concerns and with virtually 100% of the dye being absorbed into the fiber, pollution at the point of manufacture is not an issue. Nearly every fabric with color, uses this same type of dye. It's safe, long lasting, and allows us to use available land for more important crops (such as grass for sheep to eat). So although we have no products that are dyed using natural dyes, we do have a few using un-dyed natural English wool.  Cascade Naturals, Sierra Nalturals, and Stratford's colors are all created by blending the natural colors that exist in wool. Sorry! No pink!