LABELS: WOOL’S BRUSHING AND SPINNING
This month our blog event devoted to FILA fabrics and production secrets is about the phases of brushing and spinning of wool.
In the human being’s everyday life, brushing marks the beginning of the day: by shaping one’s hair, most of us get ready for a morning routine indeed.
In the cycle of production of wool, the same term identifies, on the other hand, the conclusion of a long process, anticipating of the final cloth. After talking about washing, drying and carding, it’s now time for brushing, that moment allowing to make the fibers straight, regular and parallel. The final ribbon, with no leftover hair, is named top and it’s fundamental for spinning.
The first project for a wooden spinning wheel was found among Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings, but the patent for a mechanical one, by English engineer Richard Arkwright, was made in 1770. By using a spindle (a hand’s width long stick), it originates a twisting of fibers, getting the final yard – a homogeneous, strong one – which is necessary for fabrics to be done.
From this moment, the refined material is ready to become a soft, warm garment: whether it’s a WHITE ROCK pullover to climb mountains in the Seventies, or a streetstyle-inspired accessory from our recent 110th Anniversary Collection, wool is the protagonist of a tale that is classic and modern at the same time, finding in FILA a privileged land of expression.
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