Abenaia is a familiar project of local agroecological dynamization raised in the woods of São Mamede Natural Park (Marvão, Portugal). Through the use of Portuguese merino wool we try to involve the shepherds  and recover the artisan work of wool processing. Buying wool to local shepherds makes their work more sustainable, sheep are free range and mulesing is not practiced.

We have an artisanal yarn that is scoured, teased, carded and spun by hand.

Also, this year we brought to the nearest mill a special batch of merino yarn, this resulted in a woolen spun yarn that is non superwash, not bleached and have no silicone based softeners, it is a 2 ply yarn with 200m per 50g.

Collaborations are very welcomed and we have bases for dyers, contact us by e-mail.

You can buy the yarn here:


Naturally dyed yarn with loquat leaves
Naturarlly dyed yarn in two shades of green