Friday, 6 December 2013

Filo di Scozia

One of the most popular question about socks, after asking "what does it mean hand linked", is "what does it mean Filo di Scozia ?".
Filo di Scozia or Fil d'Ecosse, is not related to the fact the cotton is coming from the beautiful Scotland, but it is related to a special procedure to spin the raw cotton.
The cotton should be extra-long staple,mercerized, gassed, twisted and most important, has to be equal or finest 60/2 Nm (it means 60.000 meters of thread in 1 kg two ply).
 
It is worth to remember "Filo Scozia" is a trademark.
 
So pay attention when you buy : a lot of people is promoting to use real Filo Scozia, but really few do it in reality.
 
Have a look to this VERY clear slide on the official web site :
 
 
..and it is Worth to remember one of the certified Companies, Filmar, is our supplier..
 
From the staple to the sock
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Dear Sir,

    Can you please explain Mercerized and Gassed? Inquiring minds want to know. :-)

    Thank you.

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  2. Dear Alexander,

    thank you for pointing out and helping me in givig right info to our Readers !

    Quoting "Filo Scozia" official web site :

    The flame eliminates the unnecessary hairness
    on the fibres. The yarn, thus smoothed, acquires
    lustre, uniformity and resistance to pilling

    Mercerizing gives shine, resistance,
    better absorption and un-shrinkable quality to the fibers

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  3. Thank you very much. The explanation is very helpful.

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