Wool Week 9th - 16th May

Merino Wool Blanket Olivia Graham Cashmere
 The Campaign for Wool is a global community of sheep farmers, retailers, designers, manufacturers and you, the wool lover! We are united by our patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness launched the Campaign in 2010 in direct response to the plight of sheep farmers who were receiving less for their clip (shorn fleece) then it cost to shear each animal. The Campaign for Wool aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool as a valuable commodity for use in fashion, furnishings and everyday life. This in turn, supports many small businesses and local farmers around the world whose livelihoods depend on the wool industry.
Wool is a protein fibre formed in the skin of sheep, and is thus one hundred percent natural, not man-made. Since the Stone Age, it has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to man, and science is yet to produce a fibre which matches its unique properties.
As long as there is grass to graze on, every year sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source. Woolgrowers actively work to safeguard the environment and improve efficiency, endeavouring to make the wool industry sustainable for future generations.
At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. When a natural wool fibre is disposed of in soil, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics are extremely slow to degrade.
For further information on the benefits of Wool, you can download the following file kindly created by the Campaign for Wool Team by clicking the above image.

To find our more information about "Campaign for Wool"  please visit them online at: www.campaignforwool.org