Duwamish

5600-2

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Midnight
Marron
Dovetail
Pig Iron
Natural

Uses:

upholstery

Specifications:

  • abrasion test results: 40,000 Martindale
  • certification: Oeko-Tex 100
  • content: 100% non-mulesed wool
  • weight: 10 oz yd2 / 339 gm m2
  • width: 55" / 148 cm

Care:

Hand wash in cool temperatures; Shrinks 15% the first time you wash in cool; or professionally green clean.

About:

Duwamish is a soft wool with dimensional dappled color. Beautiful with upholstery, drapery, blankets, coats, dresses, suits, capes, hats, scarves.

Eco Facts:

As with all our wool fabrics, they are non-mulesed. What is non-mulesed wool? One of the animal husbandry issues unique to sheep is the practice of mulesing. Sheep which are raised in certain climates (as much of Australia) are susceptible to a condition called "fly-strike." What is fly-strike? A certain type of fly, called blow flies, lay eggs on sheep's back legs when the sheep are less than clean. When the flies hatch, these maggots burrow in any slightly raw or inflamed area and literally eat their victim alive. To control this condition herders "mules" the sheep, which means cutting away large swaths of the skin on their hindquarters and back legs that is susceptible to the borrowing maggots. Mulesing is traditionally done without anesthetics, and is inhumane. Our wool is from tiny ranchers in Uruguay, who have never needed to mules sheep as fly-strike is unknown in Central and South America. 

Another note about wool: We are aggressive animal rights people, but we do offer a few wool fabrics. Yes, we have had the small ranches in Uruguay surprise checked. We also believe that hooved animals are a critical part of carbon neutral or positive farming. We do know we are far from that ideal!

The Fabric Name:

The Duwamish Tribe is the host tribe of the City of Seattle and King County, Washington State. We at Two Sisters Ecotextiles acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people, a people that are still here, continuing to honor and bring to light their ancient heritage. 
www.duwamishtribe.org


 

Uses

Duwamish was chosen by the costume department for a big – still unknown by us – film (or TV show ) being filmed in Northern Ireland (2020).  We’ll let you know when it is released!  Other than medieval costumes: Upholstery, drapery, blankets, coats, dresses, suits, capes, hats, scarves.


What is non-mulesed wool? 

As with all our wool fabrics, they are non-mulesed. One of the animal husbandry issues unique to sheep is the practice of mulesing. Sheep which are raised in certain climates (as much of Australia) are susceptible to a condition called “fly-strike.” What is fly-strike? A certain type of fly, called blow flies, lay eggs on sheep’s back legs when the sheep are less than clean. When the flies hatch, these maggots burrow in any slightly raw or inflamed area and literally eat their victim alive. To control this condition herders “mules” the sheep, which means cutting away large swaths of the skin on their hindquarters and back legs that is susceptible to the borrowing maggots. Mulesing is traditionally done without anesthetics, and is inhumane. Our wool is from tiny ranchers in Uruguay, who have never needed to mules sheep as fly-strike is unknown in Central and South America.

Another note about wool

We are aggressive animal rights people, but we do offer a few wool fabrics. Yes, we have had the small ranch in Uruguay surprise checked. We also believe that hooved animals are a critical part of carbon neutral or positive farming. We do know we are far from that ideal!

Why choose us?

We've done the work for you

Over the years, Patty and Leigh Anne dedicated tons of time researching ethical and sustainable production—how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things)  and to our planet.  They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right?