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Texeler

The secret of Texeler

Texeler combines pure wool with the latest and most advanced production techniques. The pure wool from the Texel sheep is famous for its warmth and ventilation. The lanolin (wool grease) keeps the wool fibers flexible and resilient. With the state of the art machinery and a unique needling system we make products that enable you to enjoy all the great qualities of wool everyday in your own bed.

Unique production process

Texeler has a long history with producing woolen duvets. The wool is already perfect by nature, but we are always after new innovations and improvements. This has resulted in a unique needling process which is only used at Texeler. It’s a special technique in which the wool fibers are woven horizontally and vertically, giving the wool even more air and ventilation. This results in futons and duvets with great resilience and ventilation properties unrivaled anywhere. This way you sleep very airily, either on top or beneath the wool!

Trademarks

Texeler is certified by many trademarks. One of the trademarks is “Waddengoud”. Woolmark Waddengoud Texeler is the first to deliver a sheep wool collection with the trademark “waddengoud”. The sheep wool is guaranteed to be from the wadden sea region. Small-scale sheep farms supply the wool. During the production process attention is paid to animal, landscape and environment. Texeler is also Woolmark and organically certified among others.

Texeler Sheepwool

The Texeler Sheep

Texeler sheep The history of the Texeler sheep dates back to around the year 1850. At that time the sheep were especially held for silk and wool. The farmers on the Island of Texel further bred the race and in 1909, the Texeler sheep race was admitted to the Texel island sheep tribe book. The Texeler sheep was born, the ultimate sheep with the most beautiful wool fleece of fine fibers. The rougher the climate, the better the wool. The high air humidity on the island Texel, in combination with the salty sea-air has given the Texeler sheep exceptional long and curly wool with a high quality of lanolin. Due to the exceptional long and curly wool the Texeler sheep’s fleece has a unique thermostatic regulation; it holds warmth very well and ventilates at the same time. As a result, the duvet is nicely cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The wool of the Texeler sheep is a true natural product, which is ideal for the use in duvets, pillows, blankets, and futons. People living on the island Texel have known it for ages; who was suffering from rheumatism, muscle aches or joint pain would sleep underneath sheep fleeces and let the healing power of the lanoline and the warmth of the fleeces do their work.

The shearing of the sheep

The sheep are generally sheared and stripped from their wool in the springtime. They will be rounded up to be undone from their winter fleece one by one. Texeler only select the very best wool available. The selection of the wool starts immediately when the sheep are sheared. A professional shears around 150 sheep a day, which means that on average a sheep is fully sheared within 4 minutes.

The shearer keeps dirty parts of the wool separate and only picks out white wool. All wool selected will be measured at the traditional wool scale at one of the farms. After that they hand pick which wool will be used in the production, while doing this they look at the following characteristics: colour, fiber length, curliness and beauty. The selected wool is then put in big bags after which it is ready for transport to the washing facilities situated in Belgium.

The washing of the wool

After the wool has been selected carefully it is taken by truck to Belgium. Once there the company, Traitex, washes the wool without any chemicals and in a 100% natural way. The wool of a sheep is polluted with sweat, grass and other vegetative remains. By washing the wool the dirt is removed, for spinning use however it is helpful if the wool remains a little greasy. After the washing is done the wool is dried, and send to the “wool attic”, a special place in the building where all the wool is laid out to dry. The wool will stay here to acclimatize for 24 hours. In the meantime a sample is taken from each bundle of wool, which all have their own batch numbers. These samples will go to the laboratory for a quality test. After the test results are known and comply to the high standards Texeler, only then the wool is send back to the Texeler factory on the island of Texel, where the processing of the wool can now begin.

Production

  • The start of the production process

    When the wool arrives at the factory it is checked one more time before the wool is carded. When the wool is carded all the fibers are disentangled, the disentangling is done by a carding machine which consist of a rotating cylinder with steel points. While carding the wool the last bits of dirt are also taken out by the sucking machine, which is based above the carding machine. All the remaining dirt is sucked into special plastic bags. After carding the wool can be spun directly, however for a more delicate result the wool can be combed to get a better regularity in the eventual yarn. After the combing and with all the fibers being untangled the wool is made into a long thin fleece, which undergoes a very special needling process.
  • The needling process

    The climate on Texel Island ensures particular long and curly wool with a very high quality of lanoline, which makes the Texeler sheep wool unrivalled worldwide. After the carding of the wool, it is made into a very thin fleece. This fleece undergoes a needling process, which is unique in the world and only done by Texeler/Texelwool factory. The fleece goes through a needling machine which punches the fleeces vertically, giving the fleece more body which then results in an overall lighter, more ventilating and resilient final product. In comparison to regular coverlets the “needled’ coverlets feel a lot lighter and much more resilient and are almost as light as a down coverlet.
  • Sewing the Ticking and the Wool together

    After the wool fleeces have been through the needling process it is rolled onto big roles. A good ticking has to be light and smooth. When it is clear which ticking will be used, the wool and ticking are sewed together. This all happens on various sewing machines, which are present in the factory. The most sophisticated one is fully computerized and has the possibility to sew the customer label or other patterns into the coverlet, if the customer wishes so. The other sewing machines are capable of only sewing vertical lines so they can run a bigger production. While the ticking and the wool are sewn together the temperature and the humidity are watched closely in the building, this to optimize the wool while it is sewn together with the ticking.
  • Sewing and finishing of the coverlets

    After the sewing together of the wool and ticking has been completed, the coverlets will go to the separate sewing department. When the coverlets arrive there, they are first closely inspected before they are sewn closed. The labels are also sown onto the coverlet here, together with the Woolmark emblem. Texeler / Texelwool also produces four season coverlets, which consist of multiple coverlets with various thickness, which can be put together by snap fasteners. The attaching of the snap fasteners is the last step in the sewing department, after this the coverlets are checked one more time and packed into the bags.
  • Packaging

    After the coverlet is completely finished and has been checked carefully, it is packed in a special bag. All the bags are specially produced for each variety of coverlet and they all have handles, which make it easy transporting the coverlet. When the orders are going overseas or when there are multiple bags with coverlets, the bags are packed into sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are stacked on pallets, which are then fully sealed to avoid any damage during transport.
  • To the customer

    When the end product is entirely finished, it is ready to be ordered. There are many possibilities regarding requested products. As mentioned before we can run production for customers and even use their label if they would prefer that. Texel Export looks after the whole process from start to end. Due to the many years of doing business with Japan and the many years of experience in the export field you can be sure that Texel Export will deliver all the products as agreed upon. With kind regards, Texel Export
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