British Wool Trade
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
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
Wool Carpet and Rug awards at The Flooring Show Wool Carpet and Rug awards at The Flooring Show 19 September 2018 The wool flooring industry gathered this week to receive recognition at the third Campaign for Wool Carpet and Rug Awards, held as part of The Flooring Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  The Campaign for Wool Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, established the Awards in 2016 to highlight the diversity and breadth of quality in design, production, innovation and marketing across the carpet and rug sector.  Over 55% of wool from the UK is used in flooring, and a significant proportion of New Zealand wool is used in flooring and interiors. Read Press Release
The Flooring Show The Flooring Show 16 September 2018 to 18 September 2018 At British Wool we understand how hard brands have to work to grab consumers' attention in competitive retail environments. That's why we're supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Visit stand C69 to meet our team and discover more about our extensive range of support materials and our new licensee scheme. Read Events
British Wool: the role of effective POS in retail environments British Wool: the role of effective POS in retail environments 10 August 2018 At British Wool we understand how hard brands have to work to grab consumers' attention in competitive retail environments. That's why we're supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Graham Clark, British Wool’s Head of Marketing, explains more. Read Blog
The 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry The 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards - now open for entry 26 July 2018 Sponsored by The Campaign for Wool, in association with British Wool, the awards are designed to celebrate excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture. Now in its third year, the event has proven to be a great success, helping to promote the many benefits of wool flooring to a wide and varied audience. Read Press Release
British Wool – supporting retailers with new display ideas British Wool – supporting retailers with new display ideas 19 June 2018 At British Wool we understand how hard brands have to work to grab consumers' attention in competitive retail environments. That's why we're supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Graham Clark, British Wool’s Head of Marketing, explains more. Read Press Release
British Wool provides long term support for sheep farmers British Wool provides long term support for sheep farmers 29 May 2018 British Wool is focused on two key deliverables for sheep farmers – the price returned to producers for their wool, and the levels of service delivered. Read Press Release
British Wool pays more says Hampshire sheep farmer British Wool pays more says Hampshire sheep farmer 29 May 2018 British Wool is a farmer owned co-operative set up to give sheep farmers collective selling power and an efficient and cost effective collection and processing infrastructure. Gordon Wyeth, who farms a lowland flock of 9,500 Romney ewes in Hampshire and the surrounding areas, explains the value he gets from working with British Wool. Read Press Release
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
British Wool appoints new Chairman British Wool appoints new Chairman 1 May 2018 Trevor Richards, a sheep and arable farmer from Ashford, Kent, has been appointed as British Wool’s Chairman beginning 1 April 2018. Read Press Release
Do you hold the Golden Fleece? Do you hold the Golden Fleece? 1 May 2018 British Wool has launched the 2018 Golden Fleece Competition, designed to showcase the exceptional quality of British produced wool. Read Press Release
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
British Wool launches new scheme for first time sheep farmers British Wool launches new scheme for first time sheep farmers 23 April 2018 British Wool has introduced a new scheme designed to support producers who have recently entered the industry. Read Press Release
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
British Wool - Board Member Elections British Wool - Board Member Elections 15 January 2018 Following British Wool’s call for nominations for Members of the Board in the English Northern, English Central and Northern Ireland Regions, Mr Carl Stephenson has been returned unopposed as Board Member for the English Northern Region. Read Press Release
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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