Palouse, the fabric, is 100% wool felt, made from virgin Uruguayan wool from free range sheep which were humanely raised: the sheep are certified non-mulesed.
Because Palouse is wool, with lanolin, it resists spills. Rated at 80,000 Martindale, it can be used anyplace with aplomb. Palouse is a sturdy, and handsome, workhorse. It also drapes beautifully and makes to-die-for coats, suits, purses, totes and blankets.
Palouse, the fabric, is 100% wool felt, made from virgin Uruguayan wool from free range sheep which were humanely raised: the sheep are certified non-mulesed. Mulesing is a cruel and extremely painful practice, which is the cheapest method to protect sheep from flystrike. Learn more about mulesing here.
The Fabric Name
The Palouse region was once an extensive prairie in the northwest region of the United States, composed of mid-length perennial grasses such as Bluebunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue. Today virtually all of the Palouse prairie is planted in agricultural crops. The native prairie is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States, and only a little over one percent of the original prairie still exists.
apparel, drapery, upholstery
- abrasion test results: 80,000 Martindale
- care: Washable in cool water; line or air dry. Shrinkage 3% in width and 7% in length.
100% non-mulesed wool
14.5 oz yd2 / 492 gm m2
54" / 137 cm