Is a creative one, born in Haarlem. From a young age she works with her hands, drawing, painting, sewing, arts and crafts were on her daily activities. When she learned about sheep, it was love at first sight! And since that day, she has her own flock of sheep, the typical Dutch breed Drentse Heideschapen
Now she works on a daily base with wool, processes raw fleece to utility articles, felts (vegan) sheep rugs and gives workshops.
"I only use the wool of locally shorn sheep, whose hair will grow back until the next sheering session. Most sheepskins that you see in home deco stores are tanned skins, including the leather of the animal. I have chosen for the animal friendly version of a sheep rug, where only the wool is being used to make a beautiful and fluffy sheep rug. The sheep itself can go back into the paddock after shearing"
Wool is sustainable and circular. A product of nature with amazing qualities. And Natalie makes beautiful products with it, together with you!
"Wool will last a lifetime, as fibres will maintain all positive properties for a lifetime, after that wool is 100% compostable. Wool is water repellent due to the structure of it's fibre and has excellent ventilating qualities. Wool fabric is known for its natural ability to resist dirt, stains and spills, because of the lanolin, the natural wool wax. Wool is warm and soft"
The wool that Natalie uses is completely natural, free form pesticides and other chemicals. It is regional and partly from her own flock of sheep.
"Sheep are actually small 'fibre factories', as they 'give' wool every year and it grows back by itself again, without major impact on the environment and society. On a global basis there is a 3 billion tonnes wool production each year, which makes the wool fibre available as a raw material to make fantastic products with, which I love to share with you!"