We’re nearing the end of Wool Week! Each year, the Campaign for Wool celebrates everything wool for one week. After all, wool is a marvellous fabric that may actually need an entire month to itself if we’re to go by the wealth of wool to be found on Blue Patch made by businesses scattered far and wide over the British Isles.
Take a look at the newest range of clothing from Ally Bee. ‘Fairwool’ is a Cradle to Cradle® certified cashmere merino yarn with the highest environmental accreditation. We’re loving the rich colours of her newest collection!
You’ll find an entire woollen wardrobe at Celtic & Co, full of little gems like this beautiful super-soft dress made from Geelong lambswool.
Or these coloured shortie boots handmade in Cornwall from the finest British sheepskin, with a lightweight rubber sole. Wear them any time of the year!
If it’s fashion for a little one you’re after, you may need to browse through the creations of Y-Kairos and snap up this little pixie jacket. It is made of soft wool and is lined with winter interlining.
Beautiful clothing for kids from Lala & Bea. They even have a blanket for newborns. Toss it in the pram, lay it out under the trees, take it wherever you go!
Wrap up warmly in a Laura’s Loom blanket. Her newest creation, The British Mountain Blanket is named after the mix of native British hill and mountain wools used in construction. There are 20 of these in existence. 12 ‘Crag’ and 8 ‘Scree’ and once they’re gone, they’re gone. She also has free worldwide shipping for October!
You may want to try her ‘Salted Wool‘ socks too. This quirky name has come about in honour of the wool’s journey from sheep to finished product.
Giant yarn is fun to play with! Look at all the things one can make with it. Like this chunky scarf from Wool Couture.
Decorate your home with carpet from Wools of Cumbria. They make beautiful 100% wool carpets from the rare and distinctive sheep found on the Cumbrian fells.
For something different, try Fleetwood Fox who produce unique, stylish flat-weave carpets from 100% beautiful hard wearing wool that is spun and dyed in Yorkshire and woven on their own looms in Somerset.
Pop your feet up on Mary Goodman seating spheres. They are made from rare-breed UK wools used for seating or footrests, making a sculptural addition to contemporary interiors.
Look no further than Angel Cottage Organics for beautiful pure wool blankets, cushions, throws and sheep skins made with organic wool from their own flock of Dorset Down and Manx Loaghtan sheep.
Loopy Ewes combines vibrant colour with beautiful textural qualities, to design and hand make products rich with provenance. Browse her limited-edition collection of handwoven blankets, knitted accessories and sheepskin rugs.
A passion for celebrating British textile heritage has led to the creation of quality textile home decor from one of a kind handmade Harris Tweed cushions to blankets inspired by Fair Isle that are knitted from British wool by Lisa Watson.
Shetland-based Adam Curtis Online showcases a special selection of textile products that have been designed, developed and produced within the UK by either themselves or top UK designers
Inspired by pebbles found in the Lake District’s River Greta, The Soap Co’s handcrafted cold process lye soap is enriched with Cocoa Butter, Olive and Coconut Oils and wrapped in wool from local Herdwick sheep. A natural exfoliator that’s eco friendly, biodegradable and easy to use, it’s a must have for both bath and shower.
For something a bit more unusual, Raising the Baa offers a truly unique and effective approach to team development, using live sheep. Corporate teams are challenged to use their communication and leadership skills to herd a flock of sheep into a pen. If one man and his dog can achieve the goal, why shouldn’t a team of intelligent people?
And after all this, if your little one has managed to patiently sit through your browsing the website for beautiful woollen things, perhaps they deserve a little rocking lamb from The Rocking Sheep Company!
Or a little Sally Nencini toy. Sally is a designer and maker working in knitted textiles, embroidery and upholstery. She machine knits lambswool on a Brother knitting machine to make her wooly creatures, dolls and cushions