Introducing the 100% British Wool Collection
We are thrilled to announce the launch of The British Blanket Company's latest collection of blankets and cushions entirely crafted from 100% British wool. In a world where sustainable and locally sourced materials are gaining prominence, we are proud to showcase the natural beauty of this under-appreciated British fibre.
Designing our British Wool Range
Our collection features throws and cushion covers woven using undyed yarns in subtle, earthy tones of cream, grey, and brown. Each stripe boasts a unique woven pattern, adding layers of subtle detail to this timeless and understated design. The throws are hand-finished with a traditional blanket stitch edge, available in a choice of natural grey or contrasting deep red.
Trusted and Traceable British Wool
These textiles exemplify the very best of British design, manufacture, and craftsmanship. The journey begins on British sheep farms, where the fleece is carefully sourced then hand-graded to ensure its provenance and quality. The yarn is spun in Yorkshire, and the cloth is woven in Scotland. The throws and cushions are then lovingly sewn in Wales. Our sibling-run business, hailing from Bristol, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of British wool and showcasing these gorgeous products to the world!
Each piece in this collection comes with a unique British Wool certification number, assuring you that 100% of the wool can be traced back to UK farms.
Why Help Revive British Wool?
Despite Britain's historical wealth being built on the wool industry, the popularity of British wool has dwindled over the years. In crafting our British Wool Collection, we aimed to shed light on this beautiful yet underutilised natural fibre and play a role in revitalising local sheep farming.
Our supply chain has been rigorously audited and certified by the British Wool Board, guaranteeing the traceability of the wool in our throws and cushion covers. By transforming undervalued British wool into high-quality products, we strive to change perceptions of British wool as a low-quality fibre.
The Journey from Sheep to Blanket
Using a blend of fleeces from Suffolk and Romney sheep, known for the softness of their wool, our textiles are thick, soft, and warm to the touch. Perfect for those cosy moments by the fire on chilly autumn nights. With the weaving and finishing expertise of our Scottish mill, we've transformed underappreciated wool into sumptuous luxury textiles that are destined to become heirlooms of the future.
Reasons to Share our Passion for British Wool
Bethan John, co-founder of The British Blanket Company, shares her passion: "It’s incredibly sad that British wool – once a treasured commodity – has fallen from favour and much of it goes to waste. In creating this collection of throws and cushion covers, we wanted to celebrate the proud heritage of British wool and highlight just how beautiful, sustainable, and cosy it can be."
Her brother, Joe John, adds: "As experts in blankets, we felt perfectly placed to champion the movement to bring this natural fibre back into use and showcase its potential in luxurious home textiles. The fortunes of British wool growers won’t change overnight, but, by making beautiful certified British wool products, we can play a part in increasing demand and elevating perceptions."
What Makes British Wool Blankets and Cushions Special?
The British Wool Collection throws and cushion covers feature undyed yarns, offering a completely natural palette that will complement any home. The striped pattern highlights the beauty of the natural wool colours, created by blending the fleece of Suffolk and Romney sheep. Each stripe features a different woven construction, adding subtle patterns to the design. The throws are finished with blanket stitch edges, adding a premium finish reminiscent of traditional woollen blankets.
Whether you have a rustic country home or a minimal modern scheme, The British Blanket Company's new British Wool Collection is timeless and versatile.
100% British Wool Collection Available Now
This exquisite collection launches 1st October 2023 to coincide with Campaign for Wool's "Wool Month". The British Blanket Company is proud that this collection has undergone rigorous auditing to achieve certification by British Wool, ensuring that 100% of the wool originates from British farms.
Visit our website at www.thebritishblanketcompany.com to explore our 100% British Wool Collection and be a part of the revival of this remarkable natural fibre.