21 Jul The Campaign for Wool
THE KNIT KIT COMPANY ARE AN OFFICIAL SUPPORTER OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL
The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour founded by HRH The Prince of Wales (its patron) to raise awareness of the unique qualities of wool. There are many.
WOOL IS AMAZING AND BY SUPPORTING THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL WE'RE HELPING TO KEEP ALIVE AN ANCIENT, SUSTAINABLE AND FUTURE PROOF INDUSTRY.
What is the Campaign for Wool?
The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour founded by HRH The Prince of Wales (its patron) to raise awareness of the unique qualities of wool – it’s not just your cosy Sunday jumper wool goes into, it’s part of a lot of the products in your home, including perhaps your flame retardant loft insulation.
It’s even being favoured by astronauts; Derby-based Armadillo Merino supplies NASA with t-shirts (so we’re pretty sure they’re a good choice for your hill walks). The Campaign has been part of a surge in the wool industry, and supports a huge community, from sheep farmers, designers, spinners and manufacturers, artisans, retailers (that’s us) and consumers (that’s you).
Why is wool great?
Wool is natural, renewable, and biodegradable.
Transforming wool from the animal to the yarn to the finished product is an amazing process and gives you a fabric that people all across the world trust for its warmth and all-weather protection.
Wool is renewable – as long as the sheep is alive it will keep producing a new fleece every year.
The Knit Kit Company endeavours to ethically source its yarn from British suppliers, and we’re really proud to support local producers like Eden Cottage (who supplies us with our amazing baby alpaca yarn for our kits) dye their yarn in their back garden, and baa ram ewe (who produce 100% bred, spun and dyed yarn from Yorkshire and supply us with our incredible British double knit yarn, Dovestone, for our kits).
By buying kits or yarn from us, you’re not just supporting us, you’re supporting small businesses, and farmers whose lives depend on the industry.
Wool is completely natural and renewable.
Wool is biodegradable. When it comes to the end of its life it will decompose. Synthetics are extremely slow to degrade.
Wool is a natural insulator. It's good for clothes and for buildings. Its use in the home helps reduce energy costs and reduces your carbon footprint.
Wool is breathable. It breathes without compromising on thermal efficiency.
Wool is great at reacting to your body temperature which makes it great in hot and cold weather whilst keeping the wearer comfy.
Wool is safe. It's highly fire resistant, not known to cause allergies and has a naturally high level of UV protection.