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As well as the aesthetic perfection that has gone into the design of the range, the distinctive finish of the fabrics is what really sets the brand apart. Every piece has been handcrafted in Britain using the company's signature fabric, which is formed using Escorial, a luxurious and exclusive wool sourced from a rare flock of sheep, today only found in small numbers in New Zealand and Australia. It is blended with silk in the UK, which adds an elegant sheen and strength to the overall feel and finish of the fabric. The initial collection has been creating using two captivating, yet subtle colourways of Champagne and Caviar, that represent elegance, versatility and flexibility. With a deep sense of respect for traditional craftsmanship, the company has developed partnerships with local artisans who fit in with their mindset. The cornerstone of the Paula L. Wilson brand story is the development of a strong relationship with 9th generation family run mill, located in the heart of the English countryside. It is here that the Escorial yarn is brought to life in the form of a distinguished jacquard weave, that reflects the strong manufacturing heritage that continues to exist within Britain today. The cut and finish are also of utmost importance to the brand and it is for this reason that the couple have chosen the very best London based partners to work with - whose attention to detail and strive for perfection is clear from each and every piece that leaves their studio.
Our rare and luxurious yarn comes from the Escorial farms of New Zealand and Australia, of which there are only 3 in the world. We blend it with the finest silks here in the UK at our partner mill, because we are passionate about sustaining the beauty, talent and skill and that can be achieved here.