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Sleeveless vest type work vest
Composition: Boiled wool
Inside pocket with message label
Four button corozo closure
*Made with love in Portugal*
Vincent is 1m83 tall, weighs 75kg and wears a size L.
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When we mention boiled wool, we love to talk about the transformation of the fabric. Once knitted, the wool is agitated with hot water in a process called fulling, which dates back to antiquity and calls for genuine know-how.
Boiled wool offers numerous advantages; the fabric, tighter and more dense, is warmer, softer, and more supple, but also more waterproof. Comfortable to wear, boiled wool garments are therefore more insulating. From a natural fibre created using only sheep’s fleece, wool is turned into a noble material.
The corozo buttons
Spanish term for vegetable ivory, corozo or tagua is the inner pulpit of the ivory palm fruit - called albumen - native to the Amazon rainforest. It can be carved, turned and polished as easily as ivory.
The discovery of the corozo dates back to 1798 when Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón set out to explore the Peruvian jungle in the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first to use the palm tree to make jewellery and objects were the Quechuas Indians.
The sailors also worked the corozo and made small boxes and snuffboxes out of it. In 1865, a steamboat left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg and took on board a cargo of tagua. The Germans then discovered vegetable ivory and began to make buttons and small ornamental objects such as thimbles and jewellery.