A lovely feature written by British Wool outlining our motivations to provide our customers with a sustainable fabric
We are delighted to introduce our new ‘Leathley’ range composed of 100% pure British Wool dyed, spun, woven & finished in Yorkshire. The localised sourcing and manufacturing process of Leathley tags it as one of our most sustainable fabrics. The fabric possesses a low carbon footprint whilst simultaneously supporting the future of local businesses. Additionally, Leathley is finished with nature in mind. At the end of its useful lifespan it can naturally biodegrade back into the earth, injecting the surrounding soil with nutritious elements, fuelling further life.
We are proud to promote British Wool and have specifically selected wool from two ancient hill breeds; Masham and Bluefaced Leicester. These breeds have evolved to be hardy beings after decades of exposure to our often unpredictable Great British Weather. Their fleeces are hardwearing yet surprisingly soft. Trusted in the hands of expert local dyers and spinners, the fleece of these two separate breeds is meticulously combined to produce a yarn with amplified lustre.
Marton Mills has woven the yarn in a timeless Herringbone structure, resulting in a fabric suitable for jackets and coats. Furthermore, wool’s natural temperature regulating properties make it a fibre to be worn whatever the weather, just like the sheep who roam around our British Isles.
A short History of Tweed as told by Rydale British Country clothing .
Originating back in 1826 this infographic on “ The History of Tweed” showcases the evolution of tweed from when it first started as a simple cottage craft skill to becoming a widely sort after. As Tweed offers itself as not just a stylish fabric but one that’s incredibly practical too, it has become popular amongst the fishing, shooting, equestrian and golf community.