Pure wool innovation made in the traditional way
We decided to make these jackets out of necessity.
Wool is an all natural, waterproof, insulating material which does not cost the earth. It has been used for centuries and is fed on grass!
We could not find anything that was suitable for the place we lived in without it being detrimental to the planet. So we put our thinking hats on and designed a specific garment that would suit.
There has been a fine tradition of weaving on Islay since the 13 century so we are just carrying on the tradition. The wool is woven on Islay, each item is designed and cut here and then fabricated on site too. The handmade antler buttons and trimming also come from Islay. The only thing which is not local is the fine RiRi zip that has to be made in Switzerland. We are proud that the whole garment is completely traceable and is fairly traded throughout the whole process.
It is a real eco product and ideal for wilderness and adventure as well as smarter wear too.
Single Malt cycling gillets*
Single Malt Cycling jackets*
These are made to measure for you using our own patterns which, once cut to your measurements are held in the croft for future use - either for new items or repairs. (consider it a pattern bank) each one is unique because you are. We are also happy to make these for children too. Once we are ready we then invite you for a first fitting and necessary adjustments before finally finishing your unique item which will last and last.
Please telephone us for a chat if you wish...01496 860239
* The Cycling Gillet and Single Malt Jacket is only available through Mosquito Bikes. www.mosquito-bikes.co.ukTormisdale Croft Crafts