The vegetation changes and the air shows its own aroma. Our path leads us into the world of sheep and shepherds. At an altitude of almost 2000 meters, we end up in the Manteigas region in Serra da Estrela, the mountains of Portugal. And at the manufactory that processes the wool of the sheep.
The family business has been in operation since 1925, and the region and the manufactory have always worked with sheep. The milk is used to produce cheese specialties - the shorn fur is used to make high-quality wool.
The wool for our blankets also comes from the immediate surroundings of the manufactory. So we were able to get to know the sheep and the shepherd personally.
The manufactory specializes in high-quality felt fabrics and soft wool blankets. From spinning the shorn wool to weaving: the creation process of the wool blankets takes place entirely in the manufactory. Delicate wool threads are stretched on the looms in a three-day process to weave the particular pattern. The colors are pure natural colors of the sheep. For example, the brown of a pattern is obtained from a sheep with brown fur.
This cycle of recycling - with products from free, happy animals - appeals to us very much. The quality of the wool blankets as well.