Heritage wool yarns from Portugal.
There are fourteen different breeds of sheep in Portugal. Some of them are critically endangered after being progressively replaced by foreign, more productive breeds. Retrosaria Rosa Pomar produces and sells yarn made exclusively from Portuguese wool. We create manufactured yarn in collaboration with small manufacturers, breeders associations and shepherds, and we also commission small batches of artisan yarns like Bucos, Alfeire, Nordeste and Mirandesa, which are scoured, teased, carded and spun by hand in small villages around the country.
Minimally processed yarns: all Rosa Pomar yarns are non superwash, not bleached and have no silicone based softeners. Our woolen yarns may contain traces of vegetable matter.
Animal friendly: our wool comes from free range sheep. Mulesing is not practiced in Portugal.
We also offer a small collection of high quality yarns produced by european manufacturers called A Retrosaria Apresenta.
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