Vanamo Ahven fabric is weaved in Finland. The fabric contains lovely structured Bourette silk and soft, superwash Merino wool. The light grey Ahven Utu is weaved with misty grey silk and natural creme wool. Ahven Vire includes also some black wool which brings out the beautiful classic herringbone pattern!
The Vanamo Ahven fabric combines all the good qualities of natural silk and wool. Wool gives the fabric softness, fluffyness and a great bounce - silk on the other hand makes the fabric more solid and supportive. Silk and wool help keeping you comfortable in both hot and cold conditions. They absorb great amount of moisture and direct moist away from the body keeping the skin dry.
One order unit is 1 meter (100 cm). If you order for example 5 units, you will get a whole 5 meters long piece of fabric. PLEASE NOTE: The width of fabric is about 74 cm.
Ahven Utu: 65 % bourette silk, 35 % merino wool (Superwash)
Ahven Vire: 70 % merino wool, 30 % bourette silk
Width of fabric: 74 cm
Weight (Utu): 270 / 290 g/m2 (loom state / post wash)
Weight (Vire): about 250 / 270 g/m2 (loom state / post wash)
Manufacture: designed and weaved in Finland
Washing & caring: Hand wash in cool water (30 celcius) with washing detergent suitable for wool or silk, hang dry, iron with low heat. NO tumble dryer!
PLEASE NOTICE! The fabric will shrink about 3 % with the first wash. The weave will tighten up and obtain the final dencity, thickness and structure. We recommend washing the fabric before sewing.