There is an old saying in the Faroe Islands: “Wool is the gold of the Faroe Islands”. Faroese wool has a rich texture and is naturally rich in lanolin, which makes it water resistant. The richness of lanolin also makes it dirt resistant. The wool we use has not been chemically treated.
Additionally to being exceptionally warm and comfortable, wool also has the unique quality of being able to contain up to 35% water without feeling wet.
One notable feature of the Faroese sheep is the variety of natural colors: white or cream, black, brown and a variety of grey colors.
As the wool is so rich in lanolin, wool does not need to be washed frequently - even wool socks can be worn many times between washing.
It is usually enough to hang it outside - preferably in misty weather. If however you find it necessary to wash your wool sweater we have outlined some guidelines below.