In autumn 2016, the first wool was washed at Ullkontoret in Endre on the island of Gotland. After several years’ research and planning, an older wool scouring system was purchased from Spain. After inspection, repair and installation, they began to test wash and fine tune the system. The laundry now operates flat out every spring and autumn, when some 2 tonnes of wool are scoured every day.
Ullkontoret has been purchasing and scouring wool from Gotland’s lamb farmers since 2015. At the same time, they are working to spread information to let the people of Sweden know that it is now possible to obtain wool that is guaranteed 100% Swedish in large quantities for those wishing to produce an all-Swedish wool product.
VERK regularly buys Swedish wool from Ullkontoret, both for our filling in the V.MC-01 sofa by Mia Cullin and for the production of our all-Swedish needle felt, which is in turn produced by Nordifa and Sporda Nonwoven AB.
Sofa, design Mia Cullin. Made exclusively of solid Swedish pine or oak. Seat and back cushions in ecologically tanned Swedish leather or traceable, ecological split leather in natural colour. Pigmented leather on request. The cushion pads consist of a needle felt inner cushion made of Swedish wool stuffed with Swedish texel wool. Can be purchased untreated or treated with natural linseed oil.
V.DE.04 is a stackable chair exclusively made of solid Swedish oak. An additional seats cushion made of ecologically tanned split leather filled with needle felt made of 1oo% Swedish wool can be attached for more comfort. The chair can be purchased untreated or treated with natural linseed oil. It comes with furniture pads made of ecologically tanned, Swedish leather.