natural, functional and beautiful
unspun® is the first textile mill in the world creating handcrafted design felt to industrial strength and quality. Working exclusively with natural materials, such as wool and silk, the designs and patterns create a seamless aesthetic expression of colour, texture and form.
Since all designs are made by hand the patterns will always be unique to each individual product. With complete control of the design and production process, unspun® makes felt with a range of different qualities, from delicate and soft to thicker and denser-quality felt.
Wool felt is a natural fit for the circular economy: created by nature, a delight to use and, at the end of a long and useful life, it is completely biodegradable.
created in nature, crafted by hand and made to last
At unspun® we don’t only make the felt. We also make felt products. Like our felt, all felt products are designed and handcrafted in-house – with a continually evolving range of colours and designs. Just as no felt design will ever be identical, every unspun® product is one-of-a-kind. We are happy to discuss custom orders of all kinds, including bespoke felt in company brand colour schemes for a variety of products.
unspun® is the brainchild of designer Agnete Samdahl who has a lifelong passion for the beauty of the natural world and mankind's part in it.
“The way in which wool fibres felt together to form an almost unbreakable bond is in itself close to magic. Harnessing this innate behaviour of the fibre for design, and bringing this natural phenomenon into our homes and work spaces, is an exciting journey.”
In partnership with her husband, once a sheep farmer, Agnete has drawn from a group of experts comprising of felt industry specialists, design engineers, machine fabricators and textile industry professionals to build the world's first, high capacity, 'pressed felt with embedded design' production line. This required not only the sourcing and repurposing of available industry equipment, but also the development of new machines to accommodate the intricacies of the design process.
It took over four years of research, investigation, analysis and a fair bit of trial and error to complete a system of production that could deliver a consistent volume to a density and quality of industrially produced wool felt.
unspun® is the first felt maker in the world to create handcrafted design felt to industrial strength and quality. While the UK had a strong felt industry since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the last producer shut its factories in the 1980’s. unspun® has brought the production of traditionally made pressed felt back to the UK.