Wool Coating Fabrics
Wool has been serving men since a caveman first put on skins of wild sheep. Pure worsted wool is commonly sourced from New Zealand and Australia. The latter saw Spanish Royal Merino Flocks only in 1797. It now boasts the largest industry with more than 50 000 farmers and 20 000 wool-classers in the business.
High-quality coating fabrics are sturdy and rich in texture. They hold heat extremely well and retain shape for a long time. Due to the latest innovations, many expensive outwear fabrics protect against rain, dust and dirt.
Tweed is a rough woolen fabric with a signature twill weave. Born in the 19 th century in Scotland, tweed got a makeover from the legendary Coco Chanel in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Chanel turned tweed into a gorgeous and chic fabric. Her famous tweed jacket is timeless classics. Originally tweed was made of worsted wool.
Modern manufacturers add a blend of premium fibers into the weave to enhance wearability and looks of the fabric. Tweed was a hot trend in f/w 2016. Houndstooth, checked and mottled patterns were celebrated by fashion designers like Victoria Beckham, Miu Miu and Balenciaga.