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Seeing Green

In today's blog we speak to Elizabeth Davis, architect and Ghost Outdoors designer  about the inspiration behind Cabin Fever, our super soft wool blanket.  Tell us about your inspiration for this piece:  Though we often think of dusty red dirt covering the entirety of Australia, we also have some magic, lush hillsides to get lost in. This design references our greener landscapes. We selected a deep, vintage green for a classic, old school army blanket vibe, updated with contemporary shocks of cobalt blue and heathered grey. The stripes harken a time when these bands were used to symbolise the weight of the wool for trading purposes.  What "mood" does green evoke for you?  There's something comforting about the deep green, I can't help but picture it...

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Merino: the Beyonce of Wools

Wool. It’s a sheep's fur.  And Merino Wool is the Beyonce of all wools.  We made our Army Blankets with 100% Merino Wool because we wanted to make something that had a smooth, luxury feel with the durability of a hardcore army blanket. The Merino is a breed of sheep originally from Spain but perfected in the Australian Outback since 1797. The animal survives in extreme conditions, making it’s fur breathable in summer and insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight. At this stage, Australia exports about 88% of the world's merino wool.  That’s a lot of sheep!  Approximately 70 million, in fact, or about 3 of this guy: Merino’s secret is in its exceptionally fine fibres which make it the softest wool on earth. Unlike...

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