A fabulous quality throw blanket made using rare breed Hebridean wool from our wildlife conservation grazing flock using traditional methods of production. We have carefully selected partners, using traditional methods to assist in the production process and to keep production miles to a minimum. Wool spinning was undertaken by Trust support Paul Crookes of Halifax Spinning Company. The weaving & finishing was by Farfield Mill, Sedbergh a terrific heritage mill on the Yorkshire/Cumbria border.
Over 600 sheep, a mix of pedigree and cross-bred Hebrideans, work in ‘teams’ across more than 35 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves. Their job is to quietly and selectively graze the reserves, and in doing so help create beautiful grassland habitats and keep the sites in tip top condition to benefit native wildlife.
The added benefit of these beautiful creatures is their rich chocolate colour, very warm and hard wearing fleeces. Around 2015 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust began to develop this resource and the result is now a wonderful range of high quality, luxurious and durable wool products.
Fabulously local, the carbon footprint of the wool and knitted goods is estimated to be less than 50 miles from sheep to shop! Customer reach however extends a little further, with yarn sold to date in USA, Australia and Europe.
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