All BLACK SATURN garments are knit and hand-sewn in La Faute-sur-Mer, France on a made-to-order basis. Each piece is made on a vintage 1980s Japanese single bed mechanical hand-loom, requiring an average of fifty labor hours to produce.
We create our own original designs using the traditional knitting technique of intarsia, 'inlaying' each row of wool by hand. This labor-intensive technique of building each sweater line by line, from the bottom up, allows for an infinite variety of refined patterns, without 'floats' accross the back of the design or excess waste.
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PURE AND ETHICALLY PRODUCED WOOLS
Extreme care is taken in sourcing the highest quality fibers. Black Saturn works exclusively with producers that guarantee the traceability of the wool, an ethical treatment of their animals, and practice sustainable methods of production in their factories.
- GEELONG LAMBSWOOL
Comparable to cashmere for its warmth and softness, Geelong Lambswool is a fluffy and light luxurious fiber that offers superior breathability, thermal regulation and moisture control. And for sensitive skins, it is entirely itch-free, as it is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
Our Lambswool, also referred to as Merino Lambswool, comes from the first sheering of 7 months old Merino lambs of the Geelong area in Australia, and is the most sought after Lambswool in the world.
It is spun and dyed in Yorkshire, England, by Z. Hinchliffe & Sons, a spinning mill created and run by the same family since 1766. Providing some of the softest and most luxurious yarns on the market today, they supply prestigious luxury brands such as such as Burberry, Chanel, Gucci and Prada.
- TASMANIAN MERINO WOOL
Merinos are regarded as having the finest and softest wool of any sheep, but Tasmanian Merino wool is even finer, softer and silkier. It offers superior breathability, thermoregulation, inherent anti-microbial properties, and is itch-free for those with severe sensitivities or lanolin allergies.
Our Merino wool is produced on the exclusive Beaufront Farm in Tasmania, by generations of the Von Bibra family. Renowned for its premier-level ultra fine Merino wool, Beaufront is also recognized for its bio-diversity conservation and reforestation efforts. The sheep roam free through the native bush, the wool is harvested in an ethical manner and in a stress-free environment.
The harvest is sent to Biella, Italy, to be processed by Tollegno, using pure water that runs from the Italian Alps. Founded in 1900, this mill is recognized internationally by the luxury industry for its craftsmanship and innovation. Deeply commited to eco-sustainability, it produces its energy through a hydroelectric plant and photovoltaic panels, optimizes power consumption, and has its own sewage treatment plant.