Cornish Organic Wool News
Cornish Organic Wool is pleased to announce that they are now supplying Organic wool to the fashion industry for garments. The Company has the ability to provide certified dyed yarn to the designers' requirements. The designer can even pick the actual farm their wool comes from as every skein can be traced back to the farm and even the shearing date.
Cornish Organic Wool also has the ability to provide singles, which can be woven by an organically accredited spinning mill, and finished at an organically accredited finisher.
Having worked with the Soil Association on this for the last two years, we have at last been certified and are ready to introduce our first certified range of colours.
Initially we have introduced the colour range in standard DK weight as this is the most popular yarn. We are currently hand dyeing wool from Bosigran Farm in Zennor. All this process takes place in Cornwall so we continue to keep our eco foot print down to a minimum.
Reporter Sarah Swadling meets Julia Hopson from the Cornish Organic Wool Company and the women who complete the chain, from field to yarn. Miriam also speaks to Lee Holdstock from the Soil Association and Lucy Siegle, columnist for the Observer magazine and author of 'Green Living in the Urban Jungle'
To listen please click below.