I have thought of stepping on the moon, but never thought I would make it through the low gravity training. Thankfully I found a way to visit the moon without any physical prep. Whew!
Moon fabric out of Yorkshire, England, a mill that creates amazing wool fabrics and products for clients, was started in 1835. Can you believe it! They now have a collection of 36 looms, four additions and started furnishing the home dec market only 12 years ago.
Moon is the biggest employer in West Yorkshire. Employing over 220 people in the small town. It’s specialty is plaid. Yes plaid! My favorite fabric. They fabricate their textiles using wool from New Zealand and South Africa. The Shetland wool is from New Zealand and the Merino wool originates in South Africa. I learned that the warmer the country where the sheep live, the finer the wool and that the smaller wool fibers create a softer wool.
Moon has changed business styles over the years, first manufacturing their own fabrics, then providing coop space to local weavers, producing only military fabric during WWI and WWII and then fabrics for fashion houses prior to the addition of home dec fabrics.
Color-oh my! The colors of Moon wool are amazing. Contemporary colors for some clientele and a Heritage collection for more refined tastes.
Although the weaving process is defined by a numerous amount of steps. the end product is out of this world gorgeous! I may not have physically stepped foot on the Moon, but the introduction to Abraham Moon, the founder of the textile mill, and the textiles that the mill still creates has taken me on a out of this world adventure.