NEW! Roros Tweed 100% Norwegian Lambswool FLETTE Pillow Cushion

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NEW! Roros Tweed 100% Norwegian Lambswool FLETTE Pillow Cushion

Roros Tweed FLETTE Pillow Cushion

Flette is inspired by the woolen thread itself and the notion that wool will also be both decorative AND functional. These products are part of the Naturpledd series, made entirely of naturally dyed yarn – without any artificial coloring – resulting in a 100% natural product.

Each Roros Tweed Pillow cover comes with a cushion filled with small duck feathers and with a steady pull in 100% cotton twill made by Hoie of Scandinavia.

Designed by Kristine Five Melvær

Size: 50x50cm  approx 20 by 20 inches

Material: 100% Norwegian Fine Wool

From Norway

Matching “FLETTE” blanket to be had.       

Ships in a beautiful presentation and storage plastic zippered bag.

The Story of Røros Tweed

Røros Tweed has been weaving top of the range wool products since 1940, building on a local tradition that goes back centuries. Selected wool from Norwegian sheep and 100% Norwegian production, combined with collaboration with Scandinavia’s top designers and textile artists, has made Røros Tweed one of the crucial renowned wholly Norwegian quality brands. 

The mining town of Røros is situated more than 600 metres above sea level, and is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The valuable copper discovered in the 17th century gave great wealth to some, but the vast majority of the people of Røros remained poor. When Peder Hiort, the childless director of the mine, died in 1789, he bequeathed his entire fortune to a foundation that used to be set up to provide an education in textile production to the poor, in addition to providing the necessary raw materials. The foundation then purchased the goods from the apprentice textile workers, and every year at  mid-summer the same clothes were given back in the form of charity. Very regularly, the ones who had received payment for the clothing they had made, received the same clothing back. 

Peder Hiort’s will, which has been described as one of the crucial insightful in Scandinavian history, created a tradition for handicraft and textile production that sustained itself over time and created the grounds upon which Røros Tweed used to be founded. Further education used to be provided and, in 1940, Røros Tweed used to be established as a sales outlet for handmade textiles.

Today, Røros Tweed is the only producer of throws and blankets in Scandinavia, ensuring that the whole value chain remains in Norway. Norwegian sheep graze on clean, fresh mountain pastures, making their wool pure and more environmentally-friendly than most textile fibres. In combination with the flexibility and insulation properties that are naturally developed in sheep that dwell in the cold Norwegian climate, it is a fundamental reason for the superior quality and functionality of  Røros products. 

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