The Halona wall hangings are made of 100% untreated sheep wool. The wool comes from different local sheep breeds from the Netherlands. The sheep have a happy and free life and are held for nature grazing. The sheep need to be sheared before summertime, that’s where Halona comes in. The wool is a rest product for the farmer or shepherd.
The wall hangings are uniquely handcrafted by myself in a nature environment on a historic farm. The wet felting process takes a lot of time, muscle power and effort. It’s like meditation. Besides green soap, I put a piece of my soul in it. The lanolin remains in the wool, as well as some straw or piece from the forest. This felting method is also considered medicinal or vegetarian. You don’t smell sheep when it’s finished. Click here to read more about wet felting.
And the sheep who donated his coat for your wall hanging is still jumping around.
The wool I use comes from the Netherlands, from farmers, shepherds and hobbyists I know myself. The carded wool (this is the backside wool) comes from the Netherlands or Germany. In the Netherlands and Germany mulesing is prohibited, which is why our products are of course mulesing free. Click here to read what mulesing is.
Some wall hangings have a 100% Belgium linen background. Linen is made from the flax plant. It grows in Belgium, where the fabric is also woven. It is a strong plant and hardly needs fertilizers or crop protection. No waste; all parts of the plant are used. The linseed is for food. The fibers for textiles. Fairtrade and sustainable.
Wool and linen have their origin in nature and these fabrics are also fully biodegradable after use. Linen and wool are completely decomposed in the open ground after 6,5 months and are valuable as compost. When the wool is separated from the linen cloth, both can be reused. Click here to read more about why wool is so sustainable.
Untreated wool with lanolin is naturally self-cleaning. Dust can be beaten out gently. Don’t machine wash or dry clean.
S – sustainable L – local O – organic W – whole It’s SLOWLIVING