A seasonal guide to the best wool fabrics from across the world.
The Wool Lab brings together The Woolmark Company’s global supply chain network. Each season, we reach out to hundreds of spinners and weavers in Italy, France, the UK, China, Japan and more, to source their latest fabric developments. With this, we curate a seasonal sourcing guide with a selection of the best textile and yarn swatches, which can then be ordered directly from suppliers through The Wool Lab.
The Wool Lab
SS21: AVAILABLE NOW
The world’s best-known inspirational tool dedicated to wool evolves for Spring/Summer 2021, with The Wool Lab Vision introduced to inspire the fashion, textile and lifestyle industries and show the future of wool – from innovative manufacturing processes which spark imagination to ground-breaking product developments which will change the way the industry works with wool. A forecasting tool, The Wool Lab Vision shines the spotlight on the wool as a luxury, technical and versatile ingredient that is more than a traditional apparel fibre.
Choose a category below for a preview inside The Wool Lab SS21.
THE WOOL & THE WATER
A story of a sustainable relationship where human needs meet nature, taking care of both environmental and human survival against the elements. An exploration of all the possible connections that wool has with water in these ongoing developments, including water and wind resistant fabrics.
A natural fibre, wool has a great story to tell, with its eco-credentials propelling the fibre into the health and wellbeing industries. Indeed, science is showing that wool bedding and sleepwear appear to promote a better night’s sleep, and medical studies reveal the wellbeing benefits of superfine Merino wool, particularly for eczema sufferers.
A focus on hand-made technologies in an era of digital disruption that draws inspiration from authenticity in nature, people and places. A return to craftmanship that is represented by freshness, innovative artisanal spirit and contemporaneity in the hands of the international new makers.
THE DARING SUIT
A vision that redefines traditional suiting simply by changing the canon of classical beauty in a harmonious mix of different cultural influences. The modern dandy does not have age, gender, ethnicity, nor does he follow the normal rules of dressing the formal dress.
A metaphor of active walk taken in an urban environment; a meander through the city’s obstacles of life. This vision is experimenting new fabric combinations, stealing details from sports equipment for an enhanced performance and multi-functionality of garments.
Harking back to the ‘gym of life’ from the ‘80s, Arcade is the antidote against the raging of individualism and social isolation of contemporary times. Materials are designed for a new generation who are more careful than their ancestors and who pay attention to both fashion trends and environmental health.
"Having access to a textile resource like The Wool Lab has really made bridging the gap between the designer and supplier much more streamlined."
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- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- Hong Kong SAR
- Lao PDR
- Macao SAR
- Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
- New Zealand
- Principality of Monaco
- Puerto Rico
- Serbia and Montenegro (Former)
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
- United States
ARCADE Right: Guglielmo Profeti
CRAFT Left: Eka Co.
THE DARING SUIT Left: Guglielmo Profeti/Styling: Riccardo Rami Studio, Right: Guglielmo Profeti
URBAN HIKING Right: Guglielmo Profeti
WOOLBEING Left: Riccardo Rami Studio, Right: Guglielmo Profeti