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On Faroe Islands there is an old saying, which translated to English goes: “Wool is the gold of the Faroe Islands”. The 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. Usually it is enough to hang it outside - preferably in misty weather. If however you find it necessary to wash your wool sweater we have lined some guidelines below.
The best thing to do is to hang the item outside - preferably in misty weather. If however you find it necessary to wash the item, wash it at 30 degrees Celsius in the washing machine, using a wool program and adding just little bit of wool soap, and then flat dry in desired shape. Remove excess water with a towel by laying the item on a towel and rolling it up jelly-roll style, squeezing and pressing gently. Unroll then, leave in fresh air to dry.
The silk/cotton line can be wash regularly at 40 degrees Celsius in the washing machine. Can also be tumbling dried.
Gentle hand-wash is preferred and flat dry in desired shape – otherwise dry cleaning. Do not use washing machine or tumble dryer.
Gentle hand-wash in lukewarm water is recommended, and flat dry in desired shape - otherwise dry cleaning. Do not use washing machine or tumble dryer.
Regarding loose knit, we recommend hand wash, it is important to treat the item with care and not to rub it too roughly. Afterwards flat dry.
Slightly stained lamb skin can be self-cleaning and over a period of time it gets more patina. For a more general cleaning we advise dry cleaning.
Must be treated like leather.
The major part of the collection is handmade by Faroese, Jordanian and Peruvan women.
Our most sold ever line of classic sweaters is made from 100% untreated and undyed Faroese wool. The Faroese sheep are living in the mountains all year round – living on unfertilized grass.
The Faroese yarn and lambskins used in the G&G production are waste products. The sheeps are kept for the mutton, so no animals are used for our production only. In our new accessories line we use fish leather. This is also a waste product. The fish is caught for eating – and we make use of the skin.
On world maps the Faroe Islands are very often forgotten. If you are lucky you will find them as tiny spots in The North Atlantic. So tiny and still the frames of the myriad of life.
The handmade production is jointly produced by Faroese, Jordanian and Peruvan women. We have our own women´s empowerment project in Jordan because “We believe that woman empowerment all starts with the opportunity to earn your own money”. We know the philosophy of our suppliers. They are all from the European Union and they all follow environmental and ethical rules set by the European Union.
We ship our handknitted fashion all over the world for free on orders above DKK2500/€300/$500. Otherwise, shipping costs vary from DKK50/€6/$9 to DKK300/€40/$55, depending on destination
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