Christmas Jumper Day - but a jumper, isn't just for Christmas
Wool has historically been used to protect and keep us warm but it has many additional benefits, making it the perfect choice for your new jumper.
It is robust and resilient to damage, whilst able to be stretched around the body yet return to its original shape without sagging. Wool, also, regulates body temperature by reacting to how hot or cold the body is. But it’s most important benefit is that British wool is made of keratin, a natural protein similar to the protein that makes up human hair, which can be broken down naturally without causing any environmental hazards. Natural fibres (such as British wool) biodegrade naturally in soils and aquatic system, so they don’t accumulate in landfill and oceans unlike synthetic alternatives. Not only does buying British wool make sense from an environmental perspective it also helps to support British farming, we recommend to always look for the iconic crook mark and source products from innovative and responsible brands.
In honour of National Christmas Jumper Day, we have pulled together a selection of certified British wool jumpers. If you are struggling for some ideas on Christmas presents hopefully this should help.
Channel Jumper - The Guernsey (£83.00)
First up, we are taking a trip to Guernsey. The traditional Guernsey sweater was originally a local fisherman’s working garment, hence the diamond under the arm for ease of movement and extra strength. This knitted 100% British wool jumper, with close stitches from tightly twisted wool gives it its ability to withstand anything. Channel Jumper, started as a Cottage Industry, in 1976, with the intention to revive the knitting industry which had been lost since WWI.
Charl Knitwear - Chibbles (£225.00)
From the Olive and George collection, this stripy jumper was inspired by the Norfolk Fisherman’s Gansey jumpers of the 19th and early 20th century. Knitted with 100% British wool and spun in Yorkshire, the jumper has a knitted funnel neck to keep out the wind and navy stripes for that added nautical look.
Exmoor Horn Wool – The Pullover (£95.00)
This waffle-stitch pullover is a collaboration of a British knitter who loves native breed wool. This fabulous unisex pullover, available in hedgerow pink, earth red and sea mist, is made from 100% Exmoor wool. This jumper will last you a lifetime and is just perfect for all your outdoor adventures.
Glencroft - British wool Children’s Aran Jumper (£39.95)
We couldn’t do a blog on wool jumpers without including this adorable children’s chunky Aran sweaters. An exclusive Glencroft design, using a traditional Aran pattern jumper with the added feature of either a Dalesbred breed lamb or a bright red tractor. The jumper is made from 100% British Wool, and made in the UK. They also believe that Wool is a fantastic material for children's jumpers, as it’s warm but breathable, natural, biodegradable and odour resistant, and we couldn’t agree more.
Outdoor Knitwear - Exmoor Quarter Zip Sweater (£102.95)
This chunky knitted sweater is ideal for those winter walks and to achieve the ultimate quintessentially British country look. Using wool from Welsh Mountain sheep creates a hardwearing but soft jumper, finished off with suede patches on the shoulders and elbows.
Palava - Molly Cardigan (£250.00)
Made from 100% British wool which has been spun and knitted in the UK. This cosy and soft cardigan is made using a combination of wool from Masham and Blue faced Leicester sheep, which are both native to the UK. The cardigan is inspired by 1950’s ski cardigans, with a colourful addition of the classic fairisle pattern. A jumper that will last a lifetime and will never go out of fashion.
Peregrine - Waffle Crew Neck Jumper (£95.00)
His and hers’ Waffles Wool Jumpers, made and manufactured in the UK. Another classic, timeless style with contemporary raglan sleeves. This traditional waffle knit is perfect to keep you warm and looking stylish in the winter months.
Stanley Biggs - The Brough Rollneck (£100.00)
This two-tone rollneck in midnight blue and burnt orange was design from the inspiration of early knitwear worn by motorcycle racers and riders in the 1920s and 30s. The name of this jumper was inspired by George Brough, a successful motorcycle racer from Basford, Nottingham, who established Brough Superior Motorcycles in 1919. The Brough Rollneck pays homage to this local hero; a man of ingenuity, skill and determination.
Woolaway - Traditional Aran Jumper (£44.99)
The Aran Jumper, is a timeless, signature classic. Woolaway’s traditional aran sweater is fashioned using 100% British wool and produced in the heart of the UK, using natural un-dyed colours, spun using the original colours of the British wool pure breeds. The perfect present for any eco-warrior or just someone who loves a good Aran jumper, and who doesn’t?
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