Why natural wool over synthetic wool?


A lady has just passed an abortion, I felt her pain and at the same time her patience to the doctors who have made that abortion. So much love still after it… She felt sad for these doctors for their action. My insignificant person did not understand anything. Just watched that action while astonishing how she can be such humble even after her difficult pain. She gets older and tired. But there was much more to comprehend…


During this shocking dream, I felt the womb of mother earth. I saw the huge mining industry in her womb. I can’t explain everything, unfortunately. Then I started to really believe in “Divine mother” or anything called “Mother spirit”, and “Mother Earth” from that moment. I reflected about my life, many other things related to mining and especially what that dream wanted to tell me, why it happened, for what reason etc. etc. We cannot really escape not to use any petrol or mining products reflecting on many matters, but I have decided to stop all my ambitious dreams and rather decided to learn more about spirituality.


I recalled my grandparents’ visions about nature. Very simple, yet difficult to hold onto to nowadays. Humble and inspired greetings to milky stars and misty mountains, breathing the fresh morning air with the earths caring spirit, touching the great silence of winter nights, and riding the winds on horseback. These values start to call me back strongly towards what I have experienced in my childhood in the Altai mountains.


Mongolian handicrafts yak camel sheep fair trade natural wool over synthetic wool


Everything there is tied to mother earth. As time passes and with the changing world, we have followed. There is nothing bad about following the changing worlds but we need to keep these deep values that we have learnt and experienced with our nomadic grandparents. I know that is what our mother earth hopes from me… That is why I started Mongolian Handicrafts.


Not only in my mental world, but also in my emotions and intuitions, I started to develop a great respect for natural things like fabrics, foods, lifestyles, etc. On the other hand, I started to refuse synthetic, nylon, and anything that comes out of petrol.


There is nothing “alive” in synthetic wool, and it develops a mass production which destroys many local handicrafts. Fashion designers should care about more natural fabrics than their designs. We can wear more fashionable synthetic clothes, but can we realise how we are “unconscious” about what’s going on with our mother earth. I think it’s much more than that…


Mongolian handicrafts yak camel sheep fair trade natural wool over synthetic wool


Wool is sustainable and renewable. Naturally, yaks, camels, sheep, goats and other domestic animals are growing their hair and depending on where they live, they develop different types of wool. Some are itchy, but some are soft like silk. Specially cashmere and pure yak down. Any wool becomes softer and less itchy by their usage. Because wool is an alive substance. It feels the wearer and creates an affinity towards mother earth.


I realise that most wool products are mixed with other nylon, cotton or synthetic. Mixing with cotton is fine, but I other unnatural fabrics should not be mixed with natural fabrics, especially with wool.


In the end, I would suggest people, to re-experience their wool world and respect its mystic characters while using it.

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