I love to support American family-run small businesses, and Nuna Knits is a great example of a small artisan business offering superior quality products.
I went nuts when I first held one of the Nuna Knits soaps. They smell incredible and the triple-milled soap is “clothed” in a cocoon of fine Merino wool. They come in 4 different scents: lemon verbena, lavender, mandarin, and green tea. You can also get a set of all 4 scents. Nuna Knits soap make for a unique and beautiful Holiday gift, and to that end, take advantage of the great Open Sky deal in my collection, which is on for one day only (Sat 24th Nov).
In 2009 Nuna Knits’ founder, Peggie Ehlers, began creating hand knit wool garments after becoming aware of the separation of society from the farm and all natural resources that grow our food and clothe our bodies. Created in Long Island, NY, Nuna Knits firmly believes in a “buy local” and “buy organic” philosophy. Nuna, meaning “Of the land”, gets it name from our Native American Indians. All animals, food and fibers get their nourishment from the land while farmers steward land. Nuna supports this philosophy by supporting local American fiber producers and soap makers in all of it’s products. From the grasses and forbs that animals and farmers forever share, know that your purchase supports the growing desire to buy local and buy natural.
The felting process for Nuna Knits Sheep’s Wool Soaps begins with careful measuring of merino roving and hand dying silk roving. The wool for each bar is created by infusing indie dyed silk colors into the wool making each soap bar a one of a kind. The felting process blends wool/silk taking on its own unique veining and pooling color. Wool batts are wrapped around each soap bar and are ready for the felting process. Extra wool padding is added to each bar for softness next to your skin as you shower. Hot water is the catalyst that activates the wool to felt with each bar of soap. Using bubble wrap and constant agitation with compression the wool begins to shrink around the soap. The process takes 30 minutes. When the desired shrinking is completed, final sculpting and refinement takes place and finished felted soaps are put into a box frame for curing for 3 days. Each soap is handmade with great care and, therefore, unique. There may be slight imperfections or differences from soap to soap.