I am

I am

Selection of the raw material is vital in guaranteeing IKKI produces quality products. Our fabric is made from superfine Australian merino wool. The key properties that determine the use of wool are its diameter and the crimp. The crimp or the waviness of the fibre is different from breed to breed. In merino, it’s very fine – about half a millimetre spacing.

I am scoured wool

I am Scoured Wool

After selection the wool is blended across batches and bales to help in unifying the slightly different basic colours of raw wool, and also standardizes fibre length and diameter for uniform quality. The scouring process, which is the washing of the wool, is essential because the sheep pick up contaminants such as dirt and also release sweat and grease. This is all removed in the scouring process to produce clean white wool, free of contaminants, ready for processing.

I am Carded Wool

I am Carded Wool

The carding process is intended to disentangle and lay the wool fibre as parallel as possible. The fibres are passed between rollers covered with fine wire teeth. The fibres are made to lie as parallel as this process will permit.

I am Combed then Drafted

I am Combed and Drafted Wool

Gilling is carried out before (preparative gilling) and after (finisher gilling) combing. Preparative gilling aligns the fibres in a parallel direction, further blend the wool through and adds moisture and lubricants. Combing removes small particles of vegetable matter (seeds, leaves and twigs picked up by the sheep). It also removes short fibres that are hard to control in the yarn. At the end of this process I am called tops. Finisher gilling removes the mild entanglement introduced to the combed tops. It also removes any remaining loose impurities. At the end of this process you have a sliver. Drawing is an advanced operation, which doubles and redoubles slivers of wool fibers. The process draws, drafts, twists making the slivers more compact and thinning them into slubbers. The roving process is the final stage before spinning. Roving is a light twisting operation to hold the thin slubbers intact.

I am Yarn

I am Yarn

During spinning the fibres are spun together to hold the fibres together and to create a continuous yarn with the correct finess desired and required for the next process step. During twisting two or more ends are twisted together for more stability in fabric manufacturing.

I am IKKI fabric

I am IKKI Fabric

The knitting process takes the individual yarn ends and intertwines them to create our beautiful IKKI fabric. Due to the finess of our wool yarn, this process has to be carried out with extra care running at low speed to make sure the fabric is uniform and the yarn does not break.

I am IKKI

I am IKKI

Once the fabric has been washed and stabilized it is passed onto the garment manufactures who make IKKI complete.

I am

I am

Selection of the raw material is vital in guaranteeing IKKI produces quality products. Our fabric is made from superfine Australian merino wool. The key properties that determine the use of wool are its diameter and the crimp. The crimp or the waviness of the fibre is different from breed to breed. In merino, it’s very fine – about half a millimetre spacing.

I am scoured wool

I am Scoured Wool

After selection the wool is blended across batches and bales to help in unifying the slightly different basic colours of raw wool, and also standardizes fibre length and diameter for uniform quality. The scouring process, which is the washing of the wool, is essential because the sheep pick up contaminants such as dirt and also release sweat and grease. This is all removed in the scouring process to produce clean white wool, free of contaminants, ready for processing.

I am Carded Wool

I am Carded Wool

The carding process is intended to disentangle and lay the wool fibre as parallel as possible. The fibres are passed between rollers covered with fine wire teeth. The fibres are made to lie as parallel as this process will permit.

I am Combed then Drafted

I am Combed and Drafted Wool

Gilling is carried out before (preparative gilling) and after (finisher gilling) combing. Preparative gilling aligns the fibres in a parallel direction, further blend the wool through and adds moisture and lubricants. Combing removes small particles of vegetable matter (seeds, leaves and twigs picked up by the sheep). It also removes short fibres that are hard to control in the yarn. At the end of this process I am called tops. Finisher gilling removes the mild entanglement introduced to the combed tops. It also removes any remaining loose impurities. At the end of this process you have a sliver. Drawing is an advanced operation, which doubles and redoubles slivers of wool fibers. The process draws, drafts, twists making the slivers more compact and thinning them into slubbers. The roving process is the final stage before spinning. Roving is a light twisting operation to hold the thin slubbers intact.

I am Yarn

I am Yarn

During spinning the fibres are spun together to hold the fibres together and to create a continuous yarn with the correct finess desired and required for the next process step. During twisting two or more ends are twisted together for more stability in fabric manufacturing.

I am IKKI fabric

I am IKKI Fabric

The knitting process takes the individual yarn ends and intertwines them to create our beautiful IKKI fabric. Due to the finess of our wool yarn, this process has to be carried out with extra care running at low speed to make sure the fabric is uniform and the yarn does not break.

I am IKKI

I am IKKI

Once the fabric has been washed and stabilized it is passed onto the garment manufactures who make IKKI complete.


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