of a dream
— Wooldreamers, as its name implies, was born from a dream.
The dream of a boy, at this point 33 years old, who had been working in the textile industry for more than half his life. A dream sparked by a passion for natural fibers nurtured within him by his father from a very young age.
My name is Ramón and I am that dreamer. They say that when you find your calling, you begin by dreaming about it, and in effect, that’s exactly what happened.
The dream began with a vision of natural fibers, especially wool, overtaking the ever-present synthetic materials. I envisioned conversations with longtime shepherds and ranchers, telling me how their view of wool had changed. I saw them pampering their sheep because they appreciated the value and importance of raising wool. Simultaneously in this dream, the public became aware that there is no better way to fight against micro-plastic pollution and climate change than the use of 100% biodegradable materials.
This dream seemed so real that as soon as I woke up I searched for initiatives promoting the use of wool and other sustainable fibers. I needed to educate myself and investigate the possibilities for natural materials to subvert artificial fibers.
As it turns out, my dream was quite out of tune with the reality I found. Everywhere I looked, synthetic materials dominated the fiber market from yarns, to fabric, and even insulation. To make matters worse, when wool was available, wools of all nationalities except Spain were represented! And most worrying, my research showed me a world where Spanish wool, a historically treasured fiber, is commonly treated as waste and considered unprofitable in the current wool market.
All my findings increased my sense of urgency to create the world I saw in my dream, a vision I now held deep in my heart.
— I had to get down to work and I needed help.
I knew this would be a project requiring an immense amount of time and dedication, and I needed someone I could trust to join me on this mission.
Luckily I found a partner in my brother-in-law, Óscar. He was the first person I turned to, as his business and tech skill set complimented my mechanical and fiber expertise. At the time he was dedicated to something also celebrating Spanish culture: tourism! As soon as I told him about the project, he couldn’t agree more that something had to be done to change the textile industry and increase the value of Spanish wool.
The concept for Wooldreamers was shaped by the standards we wanted to see in our industry. We prioritized sourcing natural fibers cultivated with compassion for the animals and land, building relationships with ranchers and sharing our vision for the future of heritage wools in Spain. We are able to keep our production chain short as all of Wooldreamers’ yarns are produced with traceable wools in our very own Okeo-tex certified mill.
With the introduction of Wooldreamers’ first collections, we have begun to share our vision and build toward the future seen in the dream our brand is founded on. We hope you join us on this exciting journey towards a new era for natural materials!
WHERE ARE WE?
Camino del Rabosero, s/n
16630 – Mota del Cuervo