“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Jemala is about excellence. It permeates our culture and as a consequence, our products. We did not achieve this excellence easily; it came from years of continual research and development.
Jemala started following on from our success in ultrafine wool production, where we equalled the World record for the finest bale of wool ever produced. This event introduced us to European luxury, where few asked the price of a garment, or accessory; the focus was on quality. Always quality. (About)
We collaborated with the CSIRO to find how to process this incredibly fine fibre. Once we had overcome this hurdle, we set about locating the best artisans in the World to collaborate with to start making sweaters and shawls. This meant further research, optimising our yarns to knit on the finest knitting machines and to weave with the best shawl weavers. For some time now, we have been producing the finest woollen sweaters and the finest woollen shawls in existence. These products are now worn by royalty, heads of state and many celebrities. (About)
Having excellence as our core philosophy, we have continuously maintained our research and development and have recently developed an exciting new range of products made from a silk-wool blend that we call Warmsilk®; the products are spectacular as Warmsilk outperforms pure silk on several levels. We have also introduced ultrafine active-wear into our range. Please have a browse of our site; we have surprises on almost every page.
Who Is Jemala
Jemala, The Golden Fibre®, is a rare natural fibre produced under chemical free conditions. Jemala has no comparable natural fibre. Jemala yarn’s prime attribute is its rarity. Shah Toosh and Vicuna are both encountering prohibition problems in world trade. Neither matches the unique characteristics of Jemala.
Produced by some of Australia’s finest Ultrafine Saxon Merinos, Jemala – The Golden Fibre’s raw product is transformed into exquisite “Top” with a hauteur of 62 millimetres (nearly twice as long as cashmere) and spun to Jemala – The Golden Fibre’s exacting specifications by the most reputable spinners in Italy.
Jemala – The Golden Fibre yarn boasts an impressive list of features:
· Finer and purer than cashmere – no trouble with guard hairs.
· Lustrous, bright and white,
· Much longer, stronger and more even than any natural comparable fibres.
· Extremely flexible and elastic
· Superior handle and extremely low rates of shrinkage and felting.
· Natural and biodegradable.
· Moisture absorbent.
· Fire resistant
· Sensuous when worn next to the skin
1996: Champion fleece and Most Valuable fleece, Benalla A&P Spring Show
1997: 1PP bale (highest rating awarded) purchased by Filatura Fontinella, Italy (About)
1999: Jemala™ gown, by designer Angela Padua, runner-up cocktails section, Australian Gown of the Year
2000: Jemala™ fleece selected for official Woolmark display at the 27th Olympiad in Sydney
2002: Jemala™ bale, equal world record bale, sold for 120,000 cents per kilogram
2002: Jemala™ gown, by designer Judy Bond, winner Australian Wool Fashion Awards
2007: Queen Elizabeth II accepts a Jemala™ twin set