Are British-made wool blankets worth the investment?

Are British-made wool blankets worth the investment?

Are British-made wool blankets worth the investment?

The British wool weaving industry is a rich and important part of the UK's heritage, with a history that dates back centuries. From the earliest days of handloom weaving, to today's mills that produce high-quality woollen textiles, the country has always been at the forefront of the industry.

Since you've found your way to The British Blanket Company's online shop, we already know you care about the provenance of the things you buy and are probably beginning to fall in love with our cosy and colourful blankets. But, you still might be wondering if buying a blanket made in Britain is really worth the investment. 

In this blog, you'll find out why British-made wool blankets are extra special.

two men at a UK weaving mill preparing the raw wool fibre

Wool is a wonderful natural material and has been at the heart of the UK's weaving industry for centuries

Why does Britain's weaving industry need our help?

Despite its rich history, the wool weaving industry in the UK has experienced a decline in recent decades. Factors such as globalisation, the rise of synthetic fibres, and a shift towards mass production have all contributed to a decrease in demand for traditional wool products. This has led to the closure of many of the country's historic mills and a fall in the number of skilled craftspeople working there.

In spite of these challenges, the British wool weaving industry is still a vital part of the country's economy and cultural identity. The mills that remain continue to produce some of the world's finest woollen fabrics for blankets and clothing. The quality of the wool cloth produced in Britain is second to none, thanks to the combination of traditional techniques, modern technology, and the dedicated craftsmen and women keeping precious skills alive.

man at a UK weaving mill standing proudly between two looms weaving cloth for The British Blanket Company

By buying a British-made wool blanket, you help to support true craftsmanship and keep traditional weaving skills alive

Are British-made wool blankets better quality?

It's more important now than ever to support the British wool weaving industry and to help preserve this important part of the country's heritage. One of the best ways to do this is by choosing to buy British-made wool products, such as blankets and scarves. When you invest in a woollen blanket made in the UK, you're showing you value and support a traditional industry that has been an important part of the country's heritage for centuries.

Not only are you supporting a vital part of our heritage when you choose British-made wool products, but you're also investing in high-quality, durable, and beautiful blankets that are made to last. The British Blanket Company's mills have perfected their art over centuries and we've chosen to work with them because they make the best quality wool blankets in the world. Simply put, a British-made wool blanket has quality woven into every strand.

smiling woman working at a UK weaving mill holds the British wool blanket she is inspecting in her hands

The British Blanket Company makes its blankets, picnic rugs and scarfs at the best UK weaving mills, where every product is made and inspected by hand

How can you help support British weaving?

In addition to the superior quality of British-made wool blankets, you can also be confident that British weaving mills meet higher environmental standards and employment conditions than factories making wool blankets overseas. When you invest in a British-made blanket you help to create jobs for local people, avoid air miles and preserve traditional weaving skills for the next generation. By buying products made in Britain, can you feel good knowing you're shopping in an ethical and environmentally-friendly way.

So, why not take a step to support the British wool weaving industry and make your home cosy and gorgeous too? Choose a beautiful British-made wool blanket or lambswool scarf for yourself or a loved one, and know that you're helping to keep this important part of the country's heritage alive, while also enjoying the many benefits that come with choosing high-quality wool products.

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