Kremke Soul Wool - Reborn Wool
Reborn Wool aran weight yarn from Kremke Soul Wool is a fantastic aran weight yarn with great yardage. This recycled yarn is made using old wool and wool-mix clothes that were destined for landfill. No further dyes or harmful chemicals are used and minimal water is used in the processing.
Reborn Wool contains 65%-75% wool and the rest is other fibres such as viscose, nylon, acrylic depending on the textiles used in the recycling process.
This is probably the only yarn that we sell where we would actively recommend machine washing your finished garment - the fabric seems to respond really well. So we recommend machine washing on a gentle wash at 30-degrees celsius.
A 100g skein = 200m
Suggested gauge = 18 stitches over 10cm
Suggested needle size = 5.00mm
More about the manufacturing process:
About the production process: First the used garments are sorted according to fibres in factory. Any garment that is 60% and up wool would move along the wool sorting line, irrespective of the balance fibre blend. This could include items such as 100% wool garments, 60/40 wool/polyester, 70/30 wool/ acrylic, 80/20 wool/PA or any other of the many blends where wool is the pre-dominant (major) fibre. Nowadays, most stores hardly ever carry any 100% wool garments. Most of the wool garments available in the mass market are always wool blended.
Once these pre-dominantly wool garments move to the 2nd stage of sorting, they are then sorted according to colour. Once fibre of this wool blend is made, it is never 100% wool but is approx. 65% to 75% wool with rest of the fibres being a mix of Polyester, Viscose, Acrylic or any other fibre. It is impossible to take out only 100% wool garments from the (Post Consumer Used Textiles) PCT as the percentage of such garments would be too little and wastage would be very high due to unpredictable nature of the input feedstock. This percentage of wool changes from season to season, lot to lot and colour to colour. It can never be standard fixed percentage of wool due to the nature of the input feedstock.
Now once these wool garments are shredded into fibre, approximately 10-15% rPET (recycled polyester) is added in it. The rPet added depends on the count of the yarn and fibre blend that is spun. rPet is added to impart strength (as the fibre is weaker compared to virgin fibre) and evenness to yarn to the blend at time of spinning. The rPET added is again 100% Regenerated polyester recycled from PET Bottles.