LWTO developed a 100% Wool Blanket with the portuguese company BUREL.
MANTECA- HANDMADE PORTUGUESE WOOL BLANKET
The Serra da Estrela mountain which ranges in central Portugal nourish the flock of sheep that are watched by shepherds.
The first warm days of spring force the sheep to loose their coat, and this gift of wool, which is then threaded and woven on the loom, create this soft and warm Blanket.
BUREL started in 2010 in an abandoned room of the old Império Wool Factory – the Thread Room – in the Portuguese village of Manteigas, located in the Serra da Estrela mountain range. Their objective was to work with the most traditional fabric of the local wool industry – burel.
There they envisaged a sustainable project, unique and special, filled with soul and passion, where each piece produced is a part of the history of the know-how of an industry, a part of its own history.
Thus the Burel Factory project came into being, with a strong drive to not only keep alive but also reinvent the value of the region's natural resources, combining the art and know-how of the village weavers with modern design, creating original works with a contemporary trait.
SIZE 140cm x 180cm