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Creating elegant & luxurious textiles must start by using only the finest fibers to ensure that our handwovens last for years to come. Each textile that is produced is skillfully woven into beautiful and purposeful works of art.
Brought to life by the hands of skillful local weavers in our Main Street, Nantucket studio, our collection of handwoven products are inspired by the natural landscape of Nantucket.
Cotton is the most popular of the fibers we work with because of its versatility and comfort. The fiber grows in a protective case around the seeds of cotton plants. When spun into a yarn or thread, cotton is used to produce a soft, breathable textile that is widely used today. Our cotton is sourced from North Carolina.
Linen is the oldest textile in the world which is spun from flax - a textile fiber found in the stalk of the flax plant. Stronger than cotton but with less elasticity linen gets stronger and softer with use. It is extremely absorbent and is also non-allergenic. It is considered the most environmentally friendly textile plant as its fibers are recyclable and biodegradable - producing no waste.
Mohair is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful natural fibers which comes from the fleece of the Angora goat. Noted for its many qualities including high luster durability and its ability to hold bold bright colorful dyes mohair is also revered for being a renewable and sustainable resource.
Cashmere is sourced from the undercoat of the Cashmere Goat which is protected by a top coat of coarse hair. It is extremely soft to the touch durable and does not wrinkle. It is considered one of the most luxurious of all the natural fibers of the world.
Sericulture (silk production) is the process by which silk is harvested. Silkworms spin a cocoon which is harvested by silk farmers to extract the filament used to produce the fiber. Silk is a strong fiber yet it is lightweight and highly absorbent and warm. Today Japan is the top producer of silk which is where our silk comes from.
When it comes to sourcing our fibers, Rebecca Peraner takes great care in finding the very best, from soft Scottish cashmere and lustrous Japanese silk to fluffy South African mohair and resilient 100% U.S.A. cotton.
Using only quality, all-natural fibers ensures our handwovens have practical, enduring beauty that can be enjoyed for a lifetime, whether it’s our handwoven throws and baby blankets or our scarves, wraps, placemats and rugs.