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Ardelaine

Spinning and weaving of wool
Puausson
07190 Saint-Pierreville
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Tel : +33 (0)4 75 66 63 08

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Sale with the private individuals

Located in an old spinning mill built in 1860, Ardelaine was established in 1982 and processes local wool for the manufacture of bedding and clothes.

The wool comes from 250 sheep farms representing some 45,000 sheep and is processed by means of old - and nowadays rare – machines acquired when the old spinning mills were shut down and used for the production of small quantities. Every stage of production is carried out in-house using traditional processes: sheepshearing, opening the wool (to remove earth), centrifuging, drying, carding, spinning and so on. The company also designs and makes clothes and bedding. The company was established as a result of the directors’ determination to preserve the cultural and historic heritage associated with wool in the Ardèche. In the same spirit, two museographic routes were created to show how wool-processing techniques have evolved since Neolithic times. Ardelaine’s products are sold in the shop on the production site, on the Internet and at biological fairs and exhibitions.