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Icelandic Lopi

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Alafoss Lopi Icelandic Wool
Alafoss Lopi Icelandic Wool
Lett Lopi Icelandic Wool
Lett Lopi Icelandic Wool
<span style='color: #800000;'>Lopi - 'Man and Nature'</span>

Lopi - 'Man and Nature'

From Iceland, this 100% pure wool has a tradition of quality, which began in 1896. Out numbering the human population by almost 3 to 1 the Icelandic sheep have been bred for almost 1,100 years, grazed on virgin land and untouched by pollution.

From the very beginning, isolation has ensured the breed has remained pure, untouched by contact with others. Iceland's very strict policies do not allow importation of foreign sheep, keeping disease and cross-breeding out of the country. Over the centuries their wool has developed to ensure as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate.

Icelandic sheep fleece is double layered, and in the same way that the sheep are kept warm and dry, the wearers of Lopi can expect the same results.Icelandic sheep wool consists of two types of fibres, inner and outer. The inner layer of light fine fibres are soft and crinkly, insulating well against the cold, while the outer fibres are long, course and smooth - and as a result, water repellent. Moisture cannot penetrate, because it runs down the outer fibres. These fibres are irregular, and they create air spaces when they are loosely bound together. Therefore Icelandic Lopi Wool is lighter, warmer, and more water-resistant than that found elsewhere.

<span style='color: #800000;'>Without sheep</span>

Without sheep

It has been said that 'Without sheep Iceland would have been uninhabitable'. How true this is. The Icelandic sheep are unique - Evolving over 1,100 years of exposure to the sub-Arctic elements, Icelandic wool has a distinctive combination of inner and outer fibres. The outer fibres are long, glossy, tough and water-resistant, while the inner ones are fine, soft and insulating, providing a high resistance to cold and rain.
Stash Fine Yarns carry a wide choice of Alafoss Lopi and Lett Lopi wools.


<span style='color: #800000;'>Alafoss Lopi, Lett Lopi from Istex</span>

Alafoss Lopi, Lett Lopi from Istex

Icelandic Lopi Wool from Istex in Iceland is warmth as nature intended!
Alafoss Lopi and Lett Lopi wools are part of Icelandic history with this wool being produced by Ístex, entirely in Iceland from sheep introduced by the Vikings in AD874!

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About Ístex, the Icelandic Textile Industry

Wool processing has been a trade in Mosfellsbaer since 1896, previously with the the company Alafoss of Iceland. In 1991, the company Ístex was formed and took over the wool processing. Ístex stands for Íslenskur Textiliðnaður which translates into Icelandic Textile Industry.

Istex is the company producing and selling the famous Alafoss Lopi and other Lopi wools for hand knitting such as Plötulopi, Bulky Lopi and Létt-Lopi. Ístex is also selling handknitted sweaters and accessories as well as blankets and throws. They are manufacturers of industrial yarns for knitting, weaving and carpet manufacturing. All their products are made out of high quality Icelandic wool.

Ístex buys the wool directly from the farmers in Iceland and then processes it in to yarn. The wool scouring is located in the town Blönduós and the spinning mill in the town Mosfellsbaer, both are situated nearby Reykjavik.

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