Wool Week, organised by The Campaign for Wool is celebrated annually to highlight the importance of permanence and sustainability in today’s buy now, throw away tomorrow fashion culture. This year Wool Week runs from Sunday 9th October until Sunday 16th October.

As sad as I am to say goodbye to summer I am ready to embrace autumn. Open fires…. crisp & cold  morning runs…slow cooker stews, Strictly 😉 and of course woolly jumpers. The winter bag came out of the loft this weekend and I was reunited with my cosy knits. I had to bin one fav that the moths had been at 🙁 so  I’m on the hunt for a new knit that will be as loved and worn as my other woolly friends.

Wool has top eco credentials – it’s natural, durable and potentially biodegradable –but needs to be ethically sourced…the tricky bit!

Wool Week champions British Wool. Here are a few of my favourite knits but which ones are made with British Wool?



From top left:

Boyfriend cardigan – IZZY LANE  –  made from Wensleydale wool of the Izzy Lane flock. THE STORY 

Fia Fair isle Jumper – People Tree   –  100% wool & handknitted in Nepal presumably from Nepalese sheep!

The Senara Crew – Finisterre – Made with British Wool , Surf brand Finisterre have pioneered a British Merino success story and built a 100% British supply chain from scratch. Join them at their Covent Garden store tonight to celebrate Wool Week with Lesley, the guardian of the Bowmont Merino sheep They are screening their latest film on The Bowmont Project followed by Q&A with one of the World’s leading pioneers in Wool. THE STORY

Oversized Polo – PERIGRINE  –  every garment proudly made in England but pretty sure they’re not all (if any) made from British Wool. Would be nice to know though. THE JOURNEY 

The Alex James X John Smedley Exclusive  – Made with Merino wool that is entirely ethically sourced, sustainable and bio-degradable. British? Not sure but ticks every other eco box. THE STORY

So there you have it only 2 jumpers that I know for sure are made from British Wool but the other lovely lot have pretty darn good ethical credentials.  They are pricey but cheap doesn’t mean good value. Buy one jumper that will last years rather than one every year…same money spent! It always takes a bit of detective work but the better we understand what our clothes are made from, how they are manufactured and where they end up when we’ve finished with them, the savvier we become!






Woolly Jumpers For #WOOLWEEK

One thought on “Woolly Jumpers For #WOOLWEEK

  • November 27, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Can Irish wool qualify? Celtic & Co source British sheep products including wool, but some knitwear is also from Ireland.


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