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Wile Farm in Maamess

Maamess is taking place in Tartu from April 19th to 21st. Wile Farm is participating for the fourth time. You can see alpacas and buy alpaca yarn and knittings. See you in Maamess!

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Why alpaca fleece rivals wool

Have a look at the Bangor Daily News article (January 22, 2018) to learn why alpaca fleece rivals wool in warmth and comfort: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/01/22/homestead/why-alpaca-fleece-rivals-wool-in-warmth-and-comfort/

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Mardilaat 2017

We take part in Estonian largest handicraft fair Mardilaat 2017 in Tallinn, Saku Suurhall on November 16th to 19th. In addition to alpaca yarn and alpaca wool handknitted products, we also have our first 5 items of Wile Collection – 100% alpaca wool products in natural colors, designed by students of Estonian Academy of Arts, knitted on handknittingmachines.  

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Alpaca wool collection Wile is ready!

Our first collection Wile is made in cooperation with students of Estonian Academy of Arts. Our knittware is inspired by alpacas and their super soft and warm fiber which appear in different natural color. Wile Collection is 100% alpaca wool, in natural colors, simple, warm and soft. As a hug of cute alpaca. As a love at first sight.  

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Shearing alpacas

Shearing alpacas in Tallinn Zoo again Three more alpacas got sheared in Tallinn Zoo. Visitors could see shearing this time too. Some people wanted also to have new haircut and kids asked if the aplaca was alive or why we are doing it with power saw.

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In Viljandi

Our pilot plant has been Estonian Native Crafts Department of Tartu University http://www.kultuur.ut.ee/en/departments/crafts. Despite challenging times and thanks to Ave Matsin and Astri Kaljuse patience, we have reached a significant milestone in the development/production of this “delicate” fibre.

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Cleaning the Ambla wool factory

Cleaning the Ambla wool factory. In May 2017, we started with cleaning the bigger waste that had accumulated over many decades. Without remarkable efforts, we gathered a full trailer of waste. The atmosphere in the site was similar to how it appeared after Pompeii, without dead bodies naturally! Instruments dropped randomly, unwashed coffee cups, cigarette butts, daily papers. Wool is still in the machines and all over the floor. Prompt departure appears to have happened…

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Leaking roofs of the Ambla wool factory

Leaking roofs of the Ambla wool factory. In September 2016 the most critical job was to stop the roof leaking and replace some broken windows – a lot more work needs to be done to preserve this building. The whole roof should be replaced and parts of construction as well. We are aiming to restore the building to look as it did during the beginning of last century.

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Purchasing the Ambla wool factory

Purchasing the Ambla wool factory The purchasing agreement was signed in June 2016 – similar to purchasing a manor house, it is relatively cost-efficient to buy, however maintenance becomes costly, as with maintaining the architectural heritage. Sometimes unfortunately, people with such a mission as ours just cannot see the heritage value and propriety falls into decay. This is not the case with us and as importantly, one of the owners has his roots in Ambla.…

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