Dormeuil Platinum Made to Measure Suit
Headquartered in France | Milled in England | Fitted in Adelaide | Constructed in Italy
"To find finer fabrics than Dormeuil produces you will need to search other planets because they simply don't exist on this one."
The history of The House of Dormeuil is interwoven with the constant search for the rare and luxurious. Dominic Dormeuil explores breeding farms around the world each year to select the most precious fibres and produce exceptional fabrics.
After shearing or harvesting, the fibres go through a number of treatment steps to transform them into high-quality yarn for weaving. Sorting and initial cleaning are undertaken by artisan breeders. The next steps in the production process take place in England, in the hands of the best weavers and leading experts.
Sorting the fibre
Artisans manually sort each fibre depending on its fineness, separating out the fibres into a number of qualities.
Made in England: The area surrounding Leeds in the United Kingdom, where Dormeuil’s fabric manufacturing premises are located, is the birthplace of the international textile industry. It was here, amongst the lush green valleys irrigated by Pennine water with its unique properties, that the best worsted weavers and the leading experts in fabric finishing set up in business more than a century ago.
Cleaning the fibre
The fleece is washed to remove impurities such as grease, dirt and straw.
STAGE 3 - SHORT FIBRES
Carding the fibre
The wool fibres are separated, disentangled and aired to give the carding strand. It is at the carding stage that blends of fibres can be made.
The word ‘carding’ derives from carduus, the Latin name for the thistle, a prickly plant that grows at the roadside. It is not unusual for the flock to brush against thistles as they roam, leaving a few tufts of wool attached.
The « Top »
A continuous strand of clean fibres called the « Top » is obtained.
Dyeing the « Top »
The strands are dyed in bulk prior to spinning.
Spinning the fibre
Spinning consists of twisting the natural fibres to obtain a more durable continuous yarn, transforming natural wool fibres into a fine, smooth, compact yarn.