Authentic Icelandic Wool

– A Key to Survive the Tough Icelandic Weather

Evolving over 1,100 years of exposure to the sub-Arctic climate, Icelandic wool has a distinctive combination of inner and outer fibers. The outer fibers are long, glossy, tough and water-resistant, while the inner ones are fine, soft and insulating, providing a high resistance to cold.

Authentic Icelandic Wool is free of any residues of pesticides and herbicides as their usage in sheep farming is unknown in Iceland.

Icelandic high-quality wool gives many desired benefits outside warm clothing and durable carpets. Wool acts as an air purifier for both dust and harmful volatile organic compounds. It is flame resistant and does wonders in adsorbing unwanted noise.

Istex Wool Products

Istex offers various specifications of Icelandic wool, ranging from whiteness and hair length. The specific gravity of Icelandic wool has been measured 12-15% lighter than other wool types. The finer fibers of Icelandic wool are between 22 – 34 microns and the length is 8 – 10 cm. The coarser fibers are above 36 microns and the length is from 13 to 18 cm.

Glacier White Wool

Has mean fiber diameter around 33 microns and 55% of the fibers less than 30 microns. Vegetable matter less than 0.12%.

Melange Grey Wool

Is a mixture of natural black, white and brown with great luster.

Long haired Wool

Offers maximum fiber length. The wool is from animals that are sheared only once a year in the spring. This strong fiber is well suited for durable wool carpets.

Snod - Winter Grade Wool

Has short fibers (2-6 cm), but offers good softness and strong insulation. It is suited as a filler or for non-woven applications.

Premium White Wool

Offers greater whiteness and lower vegetable matter than the Glacier white wool.

Bright and Fine Lambswool

Offers superior fineness and whiteness. Sheared off 6-7 months old lambs.

Please feel free to ask for samples.

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