lavalan® is produced by Baur Vliesstoffe, based in Dinkelsbühl in the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. A family-owned business, it is run today by the two brothers Christian and Friedrich Baur and employs around 50 staff.
The company has more than 100 years of experience in wool washing, 50 years in wool processing, and more than 15 years in washable wool products. Since 2003 it has been supplying its wool insulation products to the mattress and bedding industries but has recently discovered their potential in the sports / outdoor wear sector.
lavalan® is completely made from natural raw materials, European virgin wool and biobased synthetic fibres (PLA). Wool is a high tech fibre made by nature. It is able to absorb and release humidity up to 36% of its dry weight which makes lavalan® the appropriate insulation for any kind of outdoor activity. Very breathable, quick drying and always providing the right level of insulation without overheating. Easy care is a given. lavalan® is machine washable up to 30° Celsius with wool detergent only.
lavalan® is available in five different qualities:
lavalan® sport is the standard version within the lavalan® product family. The thermal bonding ensures a strong, long lasting product delivering good loft und functionality for all kinds of padded fashion and outdoor garments.
lavalan® stretch, due to the sophisticated slotting, lavalan® stretch is a sustainable alternative for all products that require additional freedom of movement.
lavalan® pro, in addition to the thermal bonding, lavalan® pro is needled flat which gives more density to the nonwoven. It is used in all fields with a high demand for abrasion resistance, i.e. in gloves, boots or workwear.
lavalan® plus, the slightly higher portion of PLA fibers makes lavalan® plus a bit more easy to care for and long-lasting, delivering a good loft with less functionality.
lavalan® wooltube is a carded sliver made from wool fibers and PLA. It can replace down fillings in terms of look & feel offering various design and quilting opportunities.