The Retrosaria brand was born in 2008 as a vision to return the popularity to natural Portuguese wool that was overwhelmed by foreign synthetic fibers. Retrosaria’s founder, Rosa Pomar, cooperates with local sheep breeders and sells yarns made exclusively from Portuguese wool. Retrosaria yarns are made from carefully selected raw materials and are minimally processed: non superwash, not bleached and have no silicone based softeners. Nowadays animal friendly growing and shearing conditions are as important as the quality of raw material. Thats why the wool for Retrosaria yarns comes from free range sheep. Mulesing is not practiced in Portugal either.
Here you can find and try some heritage wool yarns from Portugal.
Fibre Content: 100% Wool (50% Saloia, 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto)
Weight: 50 g
Length: 125 m
Recommended Knitting Needles: 4mm
Tension/Gauge: 19-21 sts/28-30 rows/10×10 cm
Fibre Content: 100% Wool
Weight: 100 g
Length: 385 m
Recommended Knitting Needles: 2-4mm
Tension/Gauge: 24-32 sts/30-48 rows/10×10 cm