THE MATERIALS

Quality: raw materials make the difference.

The artisan boutique you can find in DenaMilano are selected even on the quality of the employed materials. For the proposed projects we use only the best yarns. Natural or technological materials ensures that the garments are always of high quality, long lasting and excellent fit.
Only the use of high quality fibers guarantees bright colors, resistance, softness and, of course, maximum comfort. To wear a garment of our boutique, is a cuddle for your skin.

ALPACAALPACA

The Alpaca fiber is known for its light weight, for the absence of lanolin, and for its capacity to not felt and to not cause allergic reactions. It can be worn in contact with the skin. We find the Alpaca in many different color ranging from white to beige and from brown to black. The finished products are more durable than the sheep’s wool, do not fray and it is difficult to stain.
We do not have to forget that for the Inca population, the textiles in Alpaca were reserved to emperors.
The label code for Alpaca is WP.

angoraANGORA

This kind of wool is produced using the soft, hot, long hair of a particular breed of rabbit; the Angora. Traditionally the Angora rabbit were combed by hand, and the hair that was catch in the comb was collected and spin. The production was of modest amount. Actually the collection of the hair occurs by shearing and it is made every three months. The Angora wool is soft, warm and bright; to make the yarn more resistant to wear and washing, it is usually blended with wool, mohair or silk.
The label code is WA.

CASHMERE1-1CASHMERE, CACHEMIRE, KASHMEER, KASHMERE

So many names for a very fine yarn, obtained from the hair of the Goat Hircus. The goat Hircus lives in the cold of the highlands of Mongolia, normally at a temperature of -40°C. Thanks to this, it has developed a very fine and soft fleece that is not sheared but simply combed, then selected based on size and color, finally cleaned and washed. Each goat produces only 100 grams of usable cashmere fiber, this means that for a basic pull are required from 2 to 6 goats.
As the hair is particularly very long, it is possible to weave it in very thin yarns. The basic yarn is always made up of two individual twisted strands, which can be used doubled (two-wire) or tripled, etc.
Cashmere is much warmer and isothermal than the sheep hair, is wearable directly on the skin and usually does not irritate. The comfort given by this yarn is absolutely incomparable. The cashmere wire is woven in 2/18000, 2/26000, 2/48000 etc. The higher is the number, the thinner is the wire. The cashmere is yarned 100% pure, or combined with other fiber. The most common combinations are:

  • Cashmere and silk: in varying proportions. The tissue obtained is particularly thin and soft, suitable for mild seasons.
  • Cashmere and merino wool: excellent composition combining and enhancing the feature of both the fibers.
  • Cashmere and other fibers: could be wool, cotton, viscose, angora, each of which adds to the cashmere yarn its own characteristics.

In the composition label it is indicated with the code “WS”.

mohairMOHAIR

It’s a soft yarn for light garments made from the Angora Sheep. The fleece is long, and often after the manufacturing it is brushed to give it an hairy appearance.
The label code for Mohair is WM.

SETASILK

The silk is a material produced by a particular species of butterflies. When the butterfly is a silkworm, it secretes a long thread made of silk to build around itself a protective cocoon in which the metamorphosis takes place. The thread that is obtained, after an accurate processing of the cocoons, has a length that can reach three kilometers. The fiber has a regular appearance, shiny, soft, and flexible. Processing 100 Kg of cocoons, you can get 20/25 kg of silk thread and about 15 kg of fallout, to be used again as second choice. In the Eastern Countries, around 3.000 b.C. was very relevant the breeding of the silkworms and the production of the silk thread had an important grown up when it was introduced in Europe. In the past, it was much appreciated the silk produced in Italy, too, especially in Lombardy.
The label code for silk is SE.

PECORAWOOL

Is obtained from the fleece of sheep, goats, camels, rabbits (called Angora), llama (called Alpaca or Vicuna). The animals are shorn obtaining a coat of variable length between 2 and 90 mm. Wool is a particularly elastic yarn, hygroscopic and thermoregulatory thanks to its characteristic of retaining the air and to heat it.
Woolmark_greyIf the sheared wool is called “virgin”, it is known the private brand “Woolmark ®”that guarantees its origin. If obtained by a second spinning of waste wool or untied wool, it is called regenerated and could not be called “virgin” wool but simply Wool.
The code for simple Wool is WO, and WV for Virgin Wool.

 

WOOL BLEND

The wool is used for many different usages. To satisfy all the needs it is often spun joined to other fibers each of which can add its own characteristic to the final product. We can find wool combined with silk to add softness and freshness, or wool and cotton for an optimal use in spring and autumn, wool and cashmere for the best warmth at a more affordable cost, or wool and synthetic or artificial fibers, as the viscose, or nylon, for a handy and quality garment.

MERINOS WOOL

Very fine wool, made from the fleece of the sheep Merinos, grown mainly in Australia and New Zealand. The main feature of the Merinos wool is the fineness, which is much thinner than that of the common sheep, and can have a diameter of only 20 microns. It is woven in very think yarns that, thanks to their lightness, can be used even in wormer months.

COTONECOTTON

The cotton is obtained by working the hair that covers the seeds of a particular plant. The fibers that are obtained have lengths that may vary from a few millimeters to some tens, and the thickness may be more or less thin. The longer and thinner is the fiber, the more valuable will be the yarn obtained. Cotton is comfortable and does not irritate the skin, absorbs humidity and maintains the heat of the body, it is breathable and resistant to high temperatures, to many washings and it is easy to dye.
The label code to be indicated is CO.

lino-1LINEN

Linen is a fiber of plant origin, which is derived from the stem of the linen plant which height can reach a meter. The plant is uprooted, macerated, and then dried. In this last phase we will separate the various fibrous bundles which are then transformed into yarns. The plant is resistant and does not need normally pesticide treatments; its production has a low environmental impact even with a higher cost. The linen has a soft and flexible fiber, more resistant than cotton due to its greater length, slightly less elastic but more fresh and suitable for summer fabrics. It creases easily but its crumpled had become its main characteristic.
The label code is LI.

VISCOSA1-2VISCOSE

The viscose is a textile fiber obtained from plants. It is produced from the cellulose of the trees, but also from cotton and straw. It is treated chemically in order to obtain single filaments which are then washed and dried. The textile obtained is very similar to the silk, but really cheaper. Originally it was called artificial silk , or ryon.
The label code for viscose is VI.