We are currently in the middle of the 9th annual Wool Week, held by The Campaign for Wool. Wool week, which runs from 8th-21st October, features many and varied events centred around wool, such as wool care, crafts with yarn and wool, workshops and more. All of these events help to educate people on the uses and benefits of wool. There are many types of wool too; merino wool, alpaca, mohair, angora and many more.
The Campaign for Wool began in 2010 with an event in Savile Row, London, with more than 100 companies taking part in Wool Week. The campaign is a collaborative initiative which involves farmers, textile manufacturers, designers and artisans all over the world. It is funded by some of the largest trade wool textile organisations. Wool week celebrates retailer collaborations featuring interactive pop-up events and a series of craft workshops all over the UK.
Our Wool suppliers
We use Harris Tweed and Abraham Moon & Sons wools on our upholstery, both of which are 100% wool. They are comfortable, breathable, and look simply beautiful! Both companies are supporters of Campaign for Wool; Moon recently provided a comfy corner in the Cheese Hub at The Big Feastival using their wool cushions and throws.
To learn how to care for your wool, click here.
Fun Facts about sheep
- Did you know that the Guinness World Record for shearing a single sheep is just 39.31 seconds, held by Australian Hilton Barrett.
- There are more than 90 breeds of sheep in the UK alone, and over 33 million individual sheep
- Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the USA, grazed sheep on the White House lawn to cut costs of cutting grass and support war efforts.
- One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn
- In 2015, “Chris,” an over-woolly sheep, was sheared to give over 40kg of wool