Around the world in five fibres

Here at the House of So Cosy, we specialise in bringing the very best of the world’s most natural and luxurious fibres to your homes and wardrobes.

Each and every one of our fibres has been specially selected to ensure you enjoy all that nature has to offer sustainably, with the resulting products lovingly crafted by our dedicated team.

In this blog post, we take you on a journey across the globe to discover the history, origin and beauty of So Cosy’s truly exceptional fibres.

Alpaca wool

First we journey to Peru and take you to the home of our alpaca wool fibres. The humble, charming, and surprisingly hardy alpaca is a real treasure in Peru.

They live at altitudes of more than 4,000 metres and endure temperatures that can plummet to -15 °C. The resulting fibre is just as special too.

Thanks to its hypoallergenic, lightweight, durable, naturally dirt repellent and super soft nature, alpaca wool is the perfect fibre to create blankets (including baby blankets), cushions, throws, and other homewares.

Alpaca wool is also available in a range of different colours and textures making it a versatile and opulent addition to your wardrobe.

The people of Peru have been using alpaca fibres for some 10,000 years. In the highlands of the Andes, the Peruvian craftspeople we collaborate with use age-old handlooms and weaving techniques to create the most stunning textiles.

Meet the makers of our handcrafted alpaca wool products and discover more about the people that make So Cosy possible.

Shop our alpaca wool here.

Cashmere

On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find the site of the world’s finest cashmere and the source of our stunning cashmere throws.

We choose cashmere from Mongolian goats to create beautiful 100% natural products that last a lifetime.

Due to the harsh climate that Mongolian goats have to endure, the cashmere they produce is a combination of a thick, long fleece and a fine down undercoat.

When the weather begins to warm during springtime, the nomadic herders who tend to them comb out unwanted hairs and after cleaning this generates just three to four ounces of super soft and sumptuous cashmere.

Shop our Mongolian cashmere throws here.

Lambswool and new pure wool

Lambswool is a wondrous fibre which has the ability to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Its waxy coating makes lambswool naturally stain resistant, anti-static, anti-bacterial, and hypoallergenic. But what makes lambswool different from regular wool? Here MasterClass provides the answer:

“Lambswool is quite literally wool from lambs. The young sheep provide soft, fine wool that makes for great clothing and home items.

While sheep’s wool is notorious for its potential itchiness, lambswool is generally softer and less likely to cause skin irritation. Lambswool is a multi-purpose natural fiber that is a favorite among knitters and spinners.”

Pure new wool is another fibre that we use thanks to its softness and durability. This originates from living sheep and, as its name suggests, has not been processed, woven or treated at all. Our lambswool and pure new wool is sourced from Scandinavia and New Zealand to guarantee its softness and warmth.

Shop our lambswool and pure new wool cushions and throws here.

Merino wool

Merino is a breed of sheep renowned through history for having the finest and softest wool fibres. Originally from Spain, Merino wool put the country on the map and generated great wealth during the 15th and 16th century, a fact that made the sale of Merino sheep outside of Spain during this era punishable by death.

Now Merino sheep are based around the world, with those in Scandinavia and New Zealand known for producing the softest and warmness fibres. Our Merino range is made from wool from these countries for this reason.

Shop our Merino wool products here.

Jute

Our jute products are great choices for the home, with their durable, versatile, affordable, and stylish nature making them more popular today than ever.

Our jute homewares are crafted in Bangladesh. Here jute plants grow naturally and the factory we work with calls upon more than 30 years of experience to turn jute fibres into the stunning jute products So Cosy is known and loved for.

Shop our jute homewares here.