Imperfections on a WrapOur wraps are woven from natural fibres that have its specific properties. Each natural yarn is unique, contains small imperfections, threads and knots in places where the yarn is connected. Some yarns are even famous for this property – e.g. linen, hemp or burette silk - due to their thick parts, they give the wrap a very typical and favourite structure.
Unbleached cotton contains small parts of pigment from the plant itself that look like tiny black dots. This natural coloration gets washed out of the fibres with time.
The merino wool is typical due to its “fuzziness” coming out of the wrap.
During the weaving process, besides thick and uneven parts of yarn, there can also occur skipped threads or the so called “upper threads”. These are formed during the high speed of the weaving machine, when the thread is not caught and remains on the fabric surface.
No yarn is endless and to weave a single wrap you need almost 20 kilometres of yarn. Thus it is understandable that there are places on the yarn where it has to be connected. This places look like a knot and we call it either a warp or a weft knot, depending on where it is situated.
A wrap is not a homogenous mould whose every part has the same characteristics. Each fabric is unique, especially due to natural origin of its fibres. Differences and irregularities on the fabric give it an individuality and do not lower its quality. However, if there are more imperfections on a wrap than standard, we label these wraps in our e-shop as second grade (2nd).
Second grade wraps are just as functional and of the same quality as standard wraps. The only distinction lies in the tiny visual differences that can be seen only during very detailed examination.