ANNI RUUTH feather products are made from natural, high-quality goose feathers. The material is sourced from Europe and the material supplier headquarted is placed in Germany. Material supplier works only with breeders who are committed to the ethical treatment of birds. Ethical treatment means that no live plucking or forced feeding takes place on farms. The supplier of feather materials is a member of the VDFI (Verband der deutschen federnindustrie e.v.), EDFA (European Down and Feather Association) and IDFB (The International Down and Feather Bureau). ANNI RUUTH Feather material is a surplus of down production.
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Collection pink feathers are hand-dyed by the cold-dyeing method and natural white is the natural shade of the feather. Despite its delicate appearance, the feathers are durable and the products are gently water-washable. After watering, the feather should be dried thoroughly by pressing gently with a towel, after that the drying takes place, for example with a hair dryer. The last moisture is allowed to evaporate on its own.
Feather products should be stored airily and protected from direct sunlight.
Silk organza is a smooth-surfaced, transparent silk with sericin, so-called silk glue that makes the silk upright. Silk organza is mainly produced in China, which is the largest producer of silk. The silk is derived from the fiber spun by the mulberry butterfly larva. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles. Organza has been selected for the ANNI RUUTH material library due to its matte glow and elegant airiness.
Nature sequine - Fish scale material
In addition to feathers, designer Anni Ruuth is constantly looking for new responsible materials for the brand's material library. The designer ended up exploring more about the world of animal-based materials and what other materials the food industry surplus offers. This aspirations outcome was so-called natural sequin material. Material is actually the scales of fish caught from the Baltic Sea, which are hand-dyed and embroidered on silk material, creating an elegant and unique surface. The beauty of the material is surprising and the ability to reflect light is unique.
Fish scales are obtained from a specific species of fish - bream, which is caught only part time of the year when the water is below 10 degrees. This affects the availability of the material and makes the material even more unique. The fish scales of ANNI RUUTH products come from bream caught in the Turku archipelago and lakes of South-East Finland. In addition of locality, catching Lahna is also an ecological act. Bream removes nutrients from water and thus cleanses our waterways. Bream is one of the most ecological catches.
The scales used in ANNI RUUTH products are thoroughly cleaned, dried and hand-dyed. After this, the scales are embroidered on the fabric one by one.
The wool crepe is a thin and beautifully descending 100% wool that is comfortable to wear and does not wrinkle.
Wool should not be washed with water and we recommend taking the garment to the laundry. Ventilation is sufficient if there are no stains on the garment. ANNI RUUTH wool crepe is from Italy, which has a long tradition in the production of high-quality wool fabrics.