In American homes, we leave shoes outside the door if they are wet or muddy, but if they are not visibly dirty we typically just wear them right into the house. There are some compelling health & safety reasons to stop doing this. Read about how your shoes may be putting you at risk, and how house shoes can help.
Comfortable shoes are also on everyone’s mind these days. Now that folks are staying home and working remotely they are increasingly reaching for something comfortable and cozy to put on their feet in the morning. Americans are also branching out and searching for more sustainable footwear choices that match their values.
The Pacific Northwest is full of places to explore, and while winter in the region means a chilly and mostly cloudy few months, there’s no need to spend the whole season at home. While curling up on the sofa with your Nooktas and a good book is the perfect way to spend the colder months, Oregon is full of spots that are just too perfect to explore for a weekend getaway.
With Christmas just around the corner, everyone’s wondering what to get for their loved ones. Or just in case they’ve found theperfect giftfor everyone, what to get for the people they haven’t yet found something. We’re here to let you know why you should opt for handmade wool products as the perfect holiday gift.
Most people have heard of both felted wool and boiled wool, but what is the difference between the two? In this article, we will explore the differences in manufacturing processes, products each is used for, and the properties of the finished material.
When I was young, and heard (herd?) the word “wool” I thought of wool sweaters and I assumed that all wool comes from sheep. I even thought that there was only one type of sheep - the cute white ones with the black faces. Of course, I was fairly young then, but as grew up, obviously I learned that there were actually many different kinds of sheep. And many different animals that were used for wool. In this article, I will describe some of the many types of wool, what it is used for, and where it comes from.