142010-170ProductPadded Melton Wool Blouson
Melton is traditionally a thick, firm and heavyweight fabric used primarily for coats and in collar linings. Its solid and wind-resistant surface is achieved in two steps: the fabric is first woven with wool in a tight twill or plain-weave structure, then given a smooth, felted finish, which completely conceals the weave.
The finishing itself involves creating a heavily compressed cloth where the fibres are tightly matted together, then raised and cropped to a uniform length. This results in a dense and non-directional nap with a dull, brushed appearance.
The name comes from the village of Melton Mowbray in central England, where the fabric originated as a material for hunting jackets. It has also been used for navy coats and uniforms.
Thermore® is an Italian expert in sustainable thermal insulation technology, founded in Milan in 1972. In the 1980s, Thermore® was the first to introduce a thermal insulation made from recycled PET bottles. The company’s Ecodown® is made exclusively from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles and offers a soft, warm and durable alternative to down feathers. Depending on the application, a garment insulated with Ecodown® allows recycling of up to ten PET bottles. Thermore® padding is Bluesign and PETA approved.
Mélange yarns are made with top-dyed fibres of different shades, spun
together, and are used to create heathered and luminous knitted fabrics.
From the French word meaning ‘mixture’ or ‘medley’, the process of creating mélanges has a smaller impact on the environment than dyeing a finished cloth.
Dyeing and blending fibres before spinning saves water and energy, reduces emissions and creates subtle variations that result in a much deeper, richer colour.