The Seljak Gather blanket is a soft, lighter-weight blanket suited to cool breezes. It can be used as a throw for the sofa and the bed, for outdoor dining or taking to the moonlight cinema. This blanket is made with yarn spun in Italy out of old woollen jumpers and garments.
- Made in Lithuania
- Fringe finish
- 70% recycled Wool / 25% Polyamide / 5% recycled other fibres
- L×W: 180 × 130 ㎝
- Carbon neutral, closed-loop, sustainable, ethically made
- For every blanket sold, Seljak donate $5 to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
“The weave of the Gather blanket brings together the many threads of a gulayi (Quandamooka women’s bag) which loops and diagonally knots ungaire (freshwater swamp reeds). Gulayi have supported daily life for millennia and were used to gather shellfish from the shorelines of Minjerribah and Mulgumpin (North Stradbroke and Moreton Island). Our Quandamooka waters are alive, nurturing and sustaining us with ginyingara (oysters), eugaries (pipis)and quampi shells and many other precious freshwater and saltwater food sources. Today, on country, we gather to weave and feast from the dabiyil (waters). Quandamooka djagan marumba (Quandamooka country is beautiful).” – Elisa Jane Carmichael
Because this is a naturally antibacterial product, the easiest way to clean your blanket is to air it out by hanging it in the sun (plus it's environmentally friendly). Spot clean dirty marks and spills with lukewarm soapy water. If necessary, machine wash at maximum 30 degrees with a wool wash and hang dry. Reducing machine washing extends your blanket’s life and reduces energy and water consumption.
Sam and Karina Seljak are two sisters who imagine a world without waste. We're finding new ways of making and using beautiful things that are regenerative by design.
Seljak Brand launched in March 2016 and has since worked towards accelerating the transition towards a more circular economy. We work with Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania and a 92-year-old weaving mill in Lithuania to weave recycled wool blankets that are closed loop.
The blankets are made from a minimum of 70% recycled merino or lambswool and a 30% blend of other fibres (mohair, cotton and alpaca) and poly for strength. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate – it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain-resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating.
After a blanket has enjoyed a long, adventurous life we’ll collect it free of charge using a carbon neutral courier service. Back at the mill, we’ll shred it and spin it into new yarn to make future blankets. This circular model allows us to divert waste from landfill and create luxurious and useful blankets.