The Seljak blanket is a soft, lighter-weight blanket suited to cool breezes. It can be used as a throw for the couch and the bed, for outdoor dining or taking to the moonlight cinema. Each blanket is made with yarn spun in Italy out of old woollen jumpers and offcuts, and woven in Lithuania. The blanket is 180cm x 130cm with a fringe finish. It is made of minimum 70% recycled wool, 25% polyamide, 5% other fibres. The yarn is spun in Italy out of textile waste and woven in Kaunas, Lithuania. Shipping to Australia has been carbon offset.
For every 10 blankets sold, we send one to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre - an organisation that helps asylum seekers feel welcome, safe and supported in Australia.
"Dune is a connection to land and light. It is camping in the sand dunes of Central Australia, an exploration of gorges, ancient rock and ochre pits under the ever-changing and vast dome of the sky. The luminescence of dusk and earthly dust is woven together to express the surprising softness within the desert environment. Dune – at once grounded and becoming one with space."
We are two sisters who imagine a world without waste. We're finding new ways of making and using beautiful things that are regenerative by design. Seljak Brand launched in March 2016 and has since worked towards accelerating the transition towards a more circular economy.
We work with Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania and a 92-year-old weaving mill in Lithuania to weave recycled wool blankets that are closed loop. The blankets are made from a minimum of 70% recycled merino or lambswool and a 30% blend of other fibres (mohair, cotton and alpaca) and poly for strength. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate – it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating.
After a blanket has enjoyed a long, adventurous life we’ll collect it free of charge using a carbon neutral courier service. Back at the mill, we’ll shred it and spin it into new yarn to make future blankets. This circular model allows us to divert waste from landfill and create luxurious and useful blankets.