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White wool Fleece from Churra Mirandesa

White wool Fleece from Churra Mirandesa

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Raw wool fleece from Churra Galega Mirandesa sheep from the flock of the Mirandeses Sheep Breeders Association, located in Miranda do Douro. This herd is made up of animals registered in the genealogical book and is produced under extensive grazing.
The wool was selected by Alice Bernardo at the time of shearing.


Of all the churras, Churra Mirandesa wool is the softest, obviously retaining its rustic character, but also a certain delicacy. It's a relatively versatile wool,it is best suited to garments that require resistant and durable fibers, but also for garments that are not in direct contact with the skin.

The Churra Galega Mirandesa is a small, rustic animal, adapted to the difficult conditions in which it lives being its primary function the production of meat.
Like most indigenous breeds, it suffered a drastic reduction in its population in the second half of the 20th century, leading it to be declared an endangered breed. In 1994, ACOM started its zootechnical register and has been working to preserve and improve the breed ever since. Its wool is highly undervalued economically and only a small portion is used locally, most of which is sold to intermediaries or discarded by producers.

Saber Fazer's marketing of raw wool has two main objectives:

#1: To value the wool from its source: the producer. We buy the wool above market value, valuing not only a quality raw material, but also the producers who are dedicated to their animals and take wool production into consideration.
Although the way we do things is not yet the standard in Portugal, we want to set an example.
The shearing is also carried out by our own shearer and the selection is made on the spot, which means we have to go to the location of the herd. With this, we also want producers to see how we do things and begin to have experience and knowledge of this area of wool.

#2: To bring an absolutely excellent product to people who appreciate wool as much as we do! This is wool that has been well selected by someone who spins and makes a living from textiles, impeccably sheared by a professional shearer, dehaired and stored to preserve its quality.
The term most often used to describe the wool we've selected is "delicious" and it usually elicits big sighs! If we could, we'd keep it all here in the atelier, but we like to share the pleasure of wool and show the best of Portuguese wool to those who share this passion with us.

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