Information for consumers about British Wool Products
How wool keep us warm How wool keep us warm 6 November 2019 British weather is anything but predictable. Our climate is incredibly varied - sometimes we’ll have warm sunny days in February, and sometimes freezing rain in the middle of summer! Whatever the weather, you’ll always see British sheep happily grazing in the countryside. With a host of natural insulating properties, their fleeces are designed to keep them warm in winter, and cool in summer, but how exactly does this work? Read Blog
10 interesting facts about pumpkins 10 interesting facts about pumpkins 31 October 2019 Here’s 10 interesting facts about pumpkins this Halloween – including some advice on recycling them after the main event! Read Press Release
British Wool: supporting British farmers British Wool: supporting British farmers 15 October 2019 British Wool is a farming co-operative, owned by the sheep farmers registered with us. As a business, our main objective is to maximise the value of our producer’s wool. Graham Clark, Director of Marketing, explains how we do this. Read Press Release
Glencroft launches Three Peaks scarf in aid of Yorkshire Dales charity Glencroft launches Three Peaks scarf in aid of Yorkshire Dales charity 9 October 2019 British Wool licensee Glencroft Countrywear has launched a limited edition Three Peaks lambswool scarf in aid of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Three Peaks Project. Read Press Release
The Campaign for Wool Carpet & Rug Awards 2019 The Campaign for Wool Carpet & Rug Awards 2019 17 September 2019 The wool flooring industry gathered this week to receive recognition at the fourth Campaign for Wool Carpet and Rug Awards, held as part of The Flooring Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Read Press Release
All about rugs All about rugs 13 September 2019 In this post, I thought I would lay out a few guidelines to help you through the rug selection process. Rugs can be complicated – not least because of all decisions that need to be made. You have to choose the colour, the shape, the pattern. And then you have to work out if you can afford one in the right size and what to do if the budget won’t stretch that far. Read Blog
British wool: the essential ingredient British wool: the essential ingredient 12 September 2019 Based in a 200-year-old converted barn in the conservation village of Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Glencroft Countrywear produces traditional, luxury clothing made from natural fibres. We talked to Edward Sexton, Partner, to find out why British wool is an essential ingredient in their products. Read Blog
British wool: beauty and style in any weather British wool: beauty and style in any weather 28 August 2019 Sunshine, downpours, wind or snow – whatever the weather, you’ll always see sheep grazing happily in the British countryside. British sheep are a hardy bunch, and their wool protects them against everything the British climate throws at them. It’s this natural adaptability that inspired Marton Mills to design and create ‘Leathley’ - a new fabric made from 100% British wool. Designer Charlotte Howson explains more. Read Blog
The history of British Wool The history of British Wool 6 August 2019 Sheep have grazed in Britain for thousands of years, providing one of our greatest natural resources - wool. The UK has more sheep breeds than any country in the world - over sixty different breeds cared for by more than forty thousand sheep farmers on hills and lowlands. But where did it all begin? We take a more detailed look at the history and evolution of sheep and wool. Read Blog
Ella Doran – showcasing British wool and the circular economy Ella Doran – showcasing British wool and the circular economy 15 July 2019 Ella Doran is an award winning British designer with her own homewares brand. She is currently exhibiting her latest project - Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor - at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Ella explains more about her inspiration in our latest blog. Read Blog

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