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British Wool supports young talent in industry competition British Wool supports young talent in industry competition 20 November 2018 British Wool is sponsoring Bradford Textile Society’s 2018/2019 Design Competition, supporting emerging industry talent throughout the UK. The competition has been running for over 100 years and is one of the largest and most highly regarded textile design competitions in the UK. Textile and design students from across the country are invited to enter, showcasing their most creative and innovative approaches to modern textile design. Read Press Release
British wool – new thinking, new products, new applications British wool – new thinking, new products, new applications 14 November 2018 Fast fashion, plastics, synthetic micro-fibres - the current news agenda is full of stories explaining the negative impact our buying habits have on our environment and planet. So there’s no better time to challenge the norm and consider how we can use natural fibres more widely. This month we talk to Caroline Hodgson about her plans to use woven British wool in wall panels and installations for the built environment. Read Blog
Alternative Flooring: beautiful carpet for the fashion conscious Alternative Flooring: beautiful carpet for the fashion conscious 15 October 2018 Thinking about new flooring this autumn? Interested in making a statement in your home? British Wool talks to Lorna Haigh, Director of Creative & Marketing at Alternative Flooring, who offers expert advice on the latest flooring trends. Read Blog
Grand Designs Live Grand Designs Live 10 October 2018 Grand Designs Live is based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud. The show offers visitors expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones. Read Events
The impact of ‘Fast Fashion’ – why wool is the sustainable choice The impact of ‘Fast Fashion’ – why wool is the sustainable choice 5 October 2018 As a nation, British shoppers buy more new clothes than any nation in Europe, with people buying twice as many items of clothing as they did a decade ago. ‘Fast Fashion’ – the reproduction of highly fashionable clothes at high speed and low cost – has far-reaching effects. Discarded clothes are piling up in landfill sites (government figures indicate that three in five garments end in landfill or incinerators within a year) and wildlife in our rivers and seas is eating synthetic fibres dislodged in the wash. Read Blog
Royal Welsh Show Royal Welsh Show 23 July 2018 Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays. Read Events
British wool : natural, safe, healthy and great for kids! British wool : natural, safe, healthy and great for kids! 12 July 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Chris Tattersall, Managing Director of woolroom, to discover more about the benefits of British wool and why it’s such a great fibre to use in children’s products. Read Blog
Great Yorkshire Show Great Yorkshire Show 10 July 2018 The 160th Great Yorkshire Show is set to be spectacular, celebrating the very best of food, farming and rural life while throwing in a few surprises to commemorate this incredible milestone. Read Events
British wool - the science behind our amazing fibre British wool - the science behind our amazing fibre 23 May 2018 It might be pouring with rain, snowing, windy or beautifully sunny – whatever the weather, you’ll always see sheep grazing happily in the British countryside. And that’s thanks to their clever wool coats, which protect them in all weathers! Read Blog
Adriana Homewares: the inspiration behind my creations Adriana Homewares: the inspiration behind my creations 30 April 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Adriana Gentile, the Co-Founder of Adriana Homewares, about the colours and fabrics that inspire her work. Read Blog
Thinking about home renovation this Spring? Thinking about home renovation this Spring? 20 April 2018 When choosing homewares and furnishings, many of us appreciate the story behind the products we choose, particularly tradition, heritage, and the skill and craft involved in making something beautiful from natural fibres. A British wool carpet is a great choice for your home, and can add the perfect finishing touch to any room. We’re working with retailers to help explain this in our new campaign, focusing on 5 reasons to choose British wool for your flooring. Read Blog
Taking care of your carpet: best practice, hints & tips Taking care of your carpet: best practice, hints & tips 19 March 2018 This month, British Wool talks to Steve Bakker, Global Marketing Director for WoolSafe, the experts in wool carpet and rug care. Read Blog
How a love for British wool inspired a new business How a love for British wool inspired a new business 12 March 2018 The Good Shepherd is a knitwear brand founded in 2013 by RCA graduate Emily Watts. Emily has a long standing passion for British wool, which has inspired her throughout her studies and career. Read Blog
Expert advice on interior design: why choose British wool? Expert advice on interior design: why choose British wool? 10 January 2018 Considering an interior design project this year? Where should you start and what should you consider? British Wool’s Jane Shepherd talks to Joanna Ramsden, Creative Director for Brockway Carpets, who offers expert advice on making the right decisions about the most important element in your room – flooring. Read Blog
Why wool is the best choice for the environment Why wool is the best choice for the environment 22 December 2017 With concern about the harmful effect of plastic litter on marine species and habitats growing world-wide, how can the use of natural fibres – such as wool – reduce this impact? Read Blog
Meet Richard - the face of the British Wool story Meet Richard - the face of the British Wool story 1 November 2017 October saw the launch of our new short film which explains the British Wool story - from farm to sale. Read Blog

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