Sustainable and lovely!
British wool is a fibre with a clean conscience. Wool is sustainable – with relatively few environmental issues compared to intensively farmed cotton or petrochemical based materials.
When farmed in the UK we can safely say that there’s proper animal protection and employment rights, not to mention a minimum of road miles from sheep to shop. Recent legislation limits chemicals that can be used in farming to a minimum.
Wool is natural and easy to wear - it breathes and doesn't get clammy. In fact, wool can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water without feeling damp.
At the end of its useful life, wool is fully biodegradeable.
The fibres we use each have a story and a purpose, fine wool from blue-faced Leicester sheep is scarcely thicker than cashmere, superfine kid mohair with soft lustre, Shetland Island wool that felts exquisitely, English alpaca for cosy warmth, naturally dark brown Hebridean wool from Boreray Island, North Uist for winter felt and of course, our very own wool from our Shetland sheep.
We shear our sheep every year (more details on the blog
) and send the fibre to be spun at the Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall. This very special yarn is naturally brown without dyeing, combining the many hues of our little flock.