Posts Tagged: Wool

Ulster’s hands-on approach

Ulster Carpets took a hands-on approach to support this year’s Wool Week. The Campaign for Wool’s annual event aims to champion and educate consumers about the benefits of wool, whilst showcasing innovative and contemporary wool products and raising awareness of wool as a planet-friendly fibre that biodegrades in the land and in the ocean. “While… Read More >

16 October 2019

Wool Week with Harrison Spinks

This year, The Campaign for Wool’s UK Wool Week will take place between 8th-21st October. The week will once again highlight wool’s natural performance qualities, ecological benefits and uses across the country. Liam McPartland, Farm Manager at Harrison Spinks’ farm in Yorkshire, tells us why wool is such a miracle product for mattress manufacturing and… Read More >

9 October 2019

Why Wool? Woven in Time

We were thrilled to be invited to the film “woven in time” by The Woolmark Company, which follows the history of Australian Merino wool production in Yorkshire, and the manufacturing processes involved in wool fabric production. With interviews from businesses thriving today due to the resurgence of wool and their importance in the wool industry. The… Read More >

27 March 2019

Ella Doran at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Award-winning designer Ella Doran showcases the transformational tale of British wool at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in her most ambitious project to date, from 15 June 2019 to 15 September 2019. Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor is supported by Alternative Flooring, Campaign for Wool, British Wool and Camira Fabrics, who are a BCFA member. … Read More >

7 January 2019

Warming up with wool

October is always a time of change. Leaves transforming through every warm shade until finally turning brown and untethering from their source signal the beginning of colder times and shorter days. As we dig out winter layers and dust off waterproofs we might take a moment to give thanks to a material that has protected… Read More >

28 October 2018

Jim Biddulph in conversation with Anne Kyyro Quinn

As wool is celebrated in all of its guises during the 9th Campaign for Wool events this month, it seems fitting to interview a designer who has been working with and championing the material for the past two decades. Having studied Textile Design at both BA and MA levels at the London Metropolitan University and… Read More >

18 October 2018

#WoolWeek Harrison Spinks’ prized wool!

For fifth generation family bed-maker, Harrison Spinks, wool is prized as a natural filling for its luxury mattresses. So much so that this BCFA member bought its own wholly-owned farm in North Yorkshire in 2009, where prize Texel, Mule, Suffolk, Wensleydale and Zwartbles sheep are reared by hand to produce pure-grade Yorkshire wool for its beds. … Read More >

12 October 2018

Style Library Contract’s Islay Wools from Sanderson

Style Library Contract presents Islay Wools from Sanderson, five new designs of classic wool plaids, each with a contemporary twist. After an inspiring Autumn and Winter collection, we are excited to see what this BCFA member will bring. Islay Wools creates interior spaces that are warm, welcoming havens.  A lovely marled wool quality with lots… Read More >

11 October 2018

Wilton Carpets launch Kinetic

Wilton Carpets has launched Kinetic, a wool-rich woven axminster carpet. Fizzing with energy, Kinetic features striking modern patterns made for forward-thinking leisure and hospitality spaces. Using colourways drawn from the BCFA member’s new Creations colour palette, Kinetic is bursting with dynamic shades of grey, blue and green. Whether fine-line geometrics in Pulse, fractals in Gravity, Atomic… Read More >

2 October 2018