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A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizen Cashmere has developed a unique garment called the Lhasa Hoodie that uses untreated yak's wool sourced directly from nomadic herders in Tibet.
Fecbek.com (http://www.fecbek.com) updated its website today explaining how to choose suitable suits at reasonable prices. (PRWEB)
DressVe.com, a well-known garment manufacturer and retailer, has recently unveiled a new selection of new wool overcoats for 2014.
Fibras Andinas is now using Royal Llama, its fairly traded llama wool made in Chile, to make beanies.
PENNDEL, Pa., Oct.
The Hardvark Merino Shirt blends top-end London shirt design with the ultimate performance technologies, so you'll be ready for any adventure.
SIGVARIS’ ALL-SEASON MERINO WOOL Socks are now available in 20-30mmHg and are thermoregulating for comfortable wear all year long. PEACHTREE CITY, GA (PRWEB)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept.
The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...
The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...
The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...
The Navajo-Churro, also known as the Churro, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in North America. The breed’s origin began when Native American tribes, including the Hopi and the Navajo, acquired Spanish Churra sheep from explorers during the 1500’s and bred them with Jacob sheep. The breed was given a new name, the Churro sheep, by frontiersmen and although the breed was important to Native American culture, the United States government nearly decimated the breed by sponsoring...
The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....
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