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Linen


Capuchinas use raw or white linen thread to create their manual knitted or weaved pieces.

Everything starts with weaving the web, a complex task, and an art of manual weaving.

The linen threads are placed in an organized and parallel fashion, in order to be later mounted on the loom. After mounted the process of manual weaving begins.

Linen is a natural material, 100% biodegradable a uses fewer resources for production than wool or polyester.



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Wool


From the Serra da Estrela arrives the wool that is used in our pieces, a 100% Portuguese sheep's wool.

Just like linen, this material is biodegradable and can be used in its natural colours: white, brown or blended (a mixture of white and brown wool) or can be dyed.

In order to dye the wool, natural reds are used, gathered from the Campo Benfeito village.

To get to the colour yellow, lichens from the trees are used, a type of fungus that only grows in areas without pollution.

For brown shades, walnut tree leaves are used. For the colour green ferns and nettles are used.

With all these colours knitwear and wool clothes are created in the spools.




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Burel

Burel is pressed sheep's wool, a cloth used for the traditional Capucha that originated the name. It is a waterproof cloth, perfect for winter as it protects from rain and wind. It is also 100% biodegradable.

Traditionally burel was used in its natural brown colour but nowadays burel is used in various colours and not just for clothing.

Our burel is made of 100% wool and acquired from Serra da Estrela.