WOOLFILLER repairs holes and hides stains in woollen jumpers, cardigans, jackets and carpets, for example. How? By embracing the specific character of wool. The fibres of wool contain minuscule scales that open up when they are pricked with a felt needle. The open scales bind together and cannot be separated. Not even in the wash. Woolfiller can be used with a machine or by hand. It is simple, sustainable and satisfying; a new solution for an age old problem.
HELEEN KLOPPER is a product designer. She researches the materiality of textiles in relation to the body and as mediator between people and the environment. Repair, sustainability and tradition are key elements in her practice. Klopper has received critical acclaim for her repair product Woolfiller. She won the New Material Award in 2009 and Time Magazine listed Woolfiller as one of the best inventions of 2010. Currently she is working on Made to Mend.