Historic wool

The Cutty Sark - the fastest wool clipper to have sailed

The Cutty Sark - the fastest wool clipper to have sailed

Once one of the fastest sailing boats in the world, taking an incredible 110 days to sail from Shanghai fully laden with tea to London, the Cutty S...
The Tetbury Woolsack Races

The Tetbury Woolsack Races

We've promised to keep you up to date with all our woolly facts and discoveries as we travel the country in search of wool blankets for our store....
Did you know there is a bale of wool in the House of Lords?

Did you know there is a bale of wool in the House of Lords?

A little-known fact is that wool was once considered to be such an important part of the British economy that Edward III, the ruling monarch betwe...
British wool: a tale of war, taxes and trade with Europe

British wool: a tale of war, taxes and trade with Europe

With all of the hubris going on around Britain’s future relationship with Europe post Brexit, one could be forgiven for forgetting that we have been trading with our European partners for hundreds of years.

The Cherchen man's wool stockings

Our historic bond with wool - the 3,000-year-old Cherchen Man

Wool’s first recorded use by humans can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia – present day Iraq, Kuwait, and parts of Syria and Turkey – where it...