In the manufacture of our yarns, we use different fibres in the carding process, with wool being our hallmark.
The materials we use are the following:
- 100% wool
- Wool mixed with other types of fibres
Carding is the first step in converting the individual natural fibres into a cohesive yarn. The fibres are passed through machines called carders, which remove the shorter fibres and the remaining fibres are arranged in parallel, forming the yarn.
Spinning is an industrial process in which, based on more or less complex operations, textile fibres, whether natural or artificial, are used to create a new fine, elongated, resistant and flexible textile body called yarn.
The carding spinning process is characterised by the use of short fibres, mixed with different lengths and finenesses, arranging and parallelising the fibres to make them into yarn. There are two main types of process in staple fibre spinning, the conventional carding system with a longer process and which is characterised by having three phases; draftsman, repairmen, burner or manual; being able to add one more step, the combing in the gills, which aims to comb the fibres and thus achieve greater fineness and cleanliness. Carding is the most important operation in spinning as the quality of the yarn depends on it.
The difference between a long fibre and a short fibre is the length. In the case of Hilaturas Rubio, they can make short fibres due to the particularity of their machinery.
100% natural wool
It is important to know where the wool comes from and how the animals are treated, but when ethically sourced, wool can actually be beneficial to the environment by helping to reduce the carbon in our atmosphere and incorporate it into the soil. Alpaca wool is very soft, durable and performs better than other fibres such as cashmere or polyester.
Recycling textile fibres
The recycled yarn is always a very good option to give some synthetic materials a second life and prevent them from accumulating in our landfills and oceans, as well as having a lower carbon footprint.
What are natural yarns?
Natural yarns. These types of yarns are derived from fibres commonly found in nature, whether from plants (e.g. cotton/linen), animals (wool) or even minerals (basalt), where the fibrous materials are spun into filaments that can then be processed by the fabric.
What is natural yarn made of?
The term natural yarns refer to types of yarns that are made from fibres found naturally in the environment. These fibres include wool, cotton, silk, bamboo fibre and banana fibre. As these yarns do not contain synthetic materials, their manufacture does not have a negative impact on the environment.
At Hilaturas Jesús Rubio, we pride ourselves on our first-class customer service and take all orders by email, as we believe this offers our customers a more personal service.
We tailor the composition to the customer's requirements, and we can also advise or study what would be the appropriate composition for a yarn taking into account the use it will have.