Products

From your idea to our action - in addition to our standard collection, we can also develop custom products to our customers, where the opportunities are almost unlimited.

Standard textile collection
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Standard textile collection

Our standard collection is developed with focus on exquisite design that meets high standards of durability, comfort and fire retardant properties. Robust and resilient meets soft and shiny. Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS has been raising the bar for textile production for decades, with a process that challenges the abilities of wool to the limit.

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National costume fabric
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National costume fabric

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS has for more than a century produced wool-based textiles, and has invested heavily in its own equipment to offer more and more types of high-quality Norwegian bunad fabric.

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Custom made products
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Custom made products

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS has a long experience with products developed for the specific request of customers. Based on requirements, GU can tailor solutions.

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Regular cleaning and stain removal

Stains are easiest to remove when they are fresh. Most types of impurities are water-based and can easily be removed with clean, lukewarm water – if done immediately. 

Wool has good, natural water repellent properties which result in good cleaning properties when clean and untreated.
We recommend regular maintenance and cleaning of our fabrics. This involves quick removal of stains with clean water, regular vacuuming and periodic cleaning.

Most types of fluorocarbons are not used anymore for environmental reasons. However, there are some exceptions for fluorocarbons that, according to the current regulations, can still be used, although the boundaries for these are still being tightened. It is likely that more types of fluorcarbons will be banned in the future for environmental reasons.
We do not recommend nanotechnology based impregnation as this is new and partly unknown technology that could be harmful to the environment around us.

If stains and impurities are not removed when fresh, soil release impregnation may cause stains to not be removed later because they can be "baked" between a film of impregnation and fiber.

Therefore, we do not recommend using soil release impregnation for normal use in private or public environments, either with fluorocarbons or nanotechnologies. It is harmful to the environment and in normal use is not required.

Any use of impregnation agents will not replace regular maintenance and cleaning of wool-based fabrics, but will be considered as an addition to a maintenance program for furniture fabrics outside what is considered normal use in private or public environments.

We therefore provide no warranties for the stated technical properties of our fabrics if chemicals that we do not recommend are applied after they are delivered from us.

We believe that the environment is important, and we make a great effort to produce environmentally friendly products based on natural, renewable resources and environmentally friendly methods and materials. Therefore, we encourage our customers not to use chemicals if it is not absolutely necessary beyond the detergents recommended for use on wool.

Detergents and special machines

Detergents used for either foam cleansing or cleaning machines should have a neutral to slightly sour pH: 6-7. A high pH degrades the wool and can in some cases dissolve the wool completely. 

Do not use a higher amount of detergents than necessary. You may want to test the detergent on an inconspicuous spot on the fabric, before treating the entire furniture. Carpet cleaning machines are intended for thorough maintenance of carpets and furnitures and can be rented at carpet cleaners, retail outlets and the like. Make sure you use the mouthpiece intended for the respective furniture. Watch out for the amount of moisture you use – do not use so much that the filling gets wet. Always do a final treatment with clean, lukewarm water. Remnants of the cleaning products may increase the risk of fire and can cause the furniture to tarnish.