100% Wool | 100% Portuguese
… 'The man moved the rugged wooden structure with his feet,
while his hands carried out the miracle of transforming
the coarse material into strong fabric…'
'Wool and Snow' by Ferreira de Castro
Burel is an artisanal Portuguese fabric made entirely from wool and comes from the mountain regions of Portugal.
After being carded, the wool is transformed into a mesh. The mesh is then twisted in the spinning process and turned into thread.
The thread is then woven into a fabric, which is then transformed into bunting at the loom.
The bunting is then submitted to a pounding process and other processes, until it is finally transformed into burel.
Burel is a very resistant and versatile fabric that has evolved from being used for capes and coats for rainy,
snowy or cold days up in the mountains, to now being incorporated in new ideas and design solutions, accompanied by a vast range of textures, patterns, and colours.