Our new design for Røros Tweed is constructed from braided bands. Chromatic triads are crossed with graded shades of grey. The colors are condensed into decorative stitching at the short ends of the blanket. We have called the blanket Una. Una is a powerful name of old Norse origin meaning «she who thrives». Thriving is to us the ultimate purpose of a well-made blanket. The wool used for the blankets is the most delicate lambswool and comes from sheep that graze in the Norwegian mountains. All animals adapt to their natural environment. The careful work of generations of breeders, combined with the climate, has produced a high quality wool. It is known especially for excellent elasticity, which gives products their softness and high volume.
Røros Tweed has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940, building on a local tradition that goes back centuries. Selected wool from Norwegian sheep and 100% Norwegian production, combined with collaboration with Scandinavia’s top designers and textile artists, has made. Røros Tweed one of the most renowned wholly Norwegian quality brands. Today, Røros Tweed is the only producer of throws and blankets in Scandinavia, ensuring that the whole value chain remains in Norway. Norwegian sheep graze on clean, fresh mountain pastures, making their wool pure and more environmentally-friendly than most textile fibres. In combination with the flexibility and insulation properties that are naturally developed in sheep that dwell in the cold Norwegian climate, this is a fundamental reason for the superior quality and functionality of the products.
Art Direction by Kristine Five Melvær
Photos by Erik Five Gunnerud