Leathley – 100% British Wool
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.