Lamb wool blanket zigzag stripe Kattefot
The lambswool blanket Kattefot is a classic in the range of Røros Tweed. It has been manufactured unchanged since 1988, only the color scheme has recently been adjusted for the first time. For us Røros Tweed manufactures the blanket like the original in lavender blue. In this shade you can still get Kattefot only at Manufactum.
Soft and supple. Kattefot by Røros Tweed
This blanket of fine lambswool, woven in a classic twill weave, is supple and soft, and it has such a soft drape that they probably gave it the name Kattefot (cat's paw) at Røros Tweed because of it. It is already a classic there, because Røros has been weaving Kattefot since 1988.
However, we are even more fascinated by the unusual pattern with its different stripes, which sometimes run crosswise, sometimes in zigzags. Where the zigzag stripes meet, they form a diamond pattern - a nice little detail that does not immediately catch the eye.
We offer the blanket in different colors, but in the warp always white wool yarn is used, which is why the fringes are always white. In the weft, the colored yarn is used, which, together with the white of the warp yarn and the play of zigzag stripes, gives a lively, at the same time unobtrusive shade that blends well everywhere.
Utterly Norwegian. Røros Tweed.
One of the aspects that make the Norwegian textile company Røros Tweed special is the high degree of its vertical range of manufacture. Their in-house manufacturing includes even the design process while developing the designs in cooperation with well-known local and international designers. And it’s a matter of honouring local traditions and skills for Røros Tweed that all production processes — from shearing to weaving — are based in Norway. But there is more to it.
Built Upon a Long Tradition.
The initial motivation behind starting something new in the Norwegian mining town of Røros was a philanthropical one. The industrialist Peder Hiort (1715–1789) bequeathed his fortune to a foundation under the condition that the institute should use the money to purchase wool so that the needy of Røros could use it for their woven piecework, which the foundation would buy up in turn.
Røros Tweed still lives up to this tradition of responsible trading, tracing back to the Hiort Foundation. Moreover, they have their production honed in on technical advancements and ecologically conscious procedures – the design and manufacturing processes factor in saving resources, reducing costs and minimising waste. Production materials qualify by their reusability, plus, the production cycle constantly reintegrates any remnants.
Wool from the Mountainous Røros Region.
Røros Tweed exclusively resources their wool from sheep farms in the area. The climate in the mountains is extremely harsh, but there is an advantage to this: The farmers can dispense with pest control since the region is mostly insect-free and, therefore, with chemical treatments of the wool.
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