We presented four small Colletions to be judged:
The Caillagh Weave Collection, The Victorian Lace Collection, The Scottish Moorland Waistcoat, and more importantly the Glen Maree Collection. This Collection was created using the Organic Wool from Home Farm, Highgrove, in Gloucestershire, which is owned by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. This is the first Collection that has been hand-knitted, using Organic wool from the Princes’ own flock of Lleyn Sheep.
It’s pure and natural qualities really were outstandingly beautiful.
The three other Collections were hand-knitted, using Organically dyed wool from The Duchy Farms of Hall Barton & Wayland, thus creating a stunning display of colours. All the Organic yarns used are fully tracable to each farm, and the date of the shearing of the sheep.
The carding, spinning and dying were all achieved by Cornish Organic Wool from Penzance, who are Soil Association Certified. Their achivement to produce such beautiful Organic yarns with minimal impact on the environment, has been outstanding.
The Eco Footprint invoved with the production of these entirely British Organic garments is soundly minimal.
We are proud to be supporting The Wool Project, which was recently launched by The Prince of Wales.