WOOL WEEK - CELEBRATING 7 YEARS!

Date published: 12/10/2016

We  are huge supporters of the Campaign for Wool.

The Campaign officially began in October 2010 with a launch event that saw London’s historic tailoring street Savile Row transformed into a pasture upon which fifty sheep grazed. Over 100 companies participated in Wool Week and thousands of consumers took part in activities such as knitting and felting. Yellow sheep were even spotted queuing outside Selfridges department store on Oxford Street.

2011 saw the launch of Wool Modern, an exhibition opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, showcasing the very best in fashion and design in wool. Wool Modern featured the work of seminal designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.

The Campaign for Wool was also introduced to key international markets in Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Japan.

In 2012, the Campaign presented the first ever ‘Wool House’ the World’s biggest celebration of wool featuring 10 days of interior design, fashion, craftsmanship and textile excitement. Read more about Wool House here.

In October 2012, the Campaign launched Wool School, its first major educational initiative. 12 top retailers including Topshop, Hobbs and Jigsaw joined forces with design students at leading universities in order to create a series of wool sweaters which were sold in stores. 5% of profits have been put back into educating the next generation of designers about the benefits of using wool.

In 2012 the Campaign for Wool launched in China, while our 2013 Wool Week celebrations started in September with the launch of Campaign for Wool Italy. They will continue throughout the Autumn season in Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Korea, Japan and China.

We use wool in our most popular insulation products (Welsh wool - exclusive to Ty-Mawr!). Our Thermafleece CosyWool is a versatile insulation giving all round performance and value for money. It has so many benefits - it keeps the building warm in winter and cool in summer, absorbs and desorbs water vapour without loosing its thermal efficiency, uses only 14% of the embodied energy used in the production of glass fibre insulation, is h...armless (safe to install and live with), has a life expectancy of that of the building, contains no permethrin, pyrethroids, pesticides or formaldehydes and so can be recycled for other applications at the end of its in use life, has higher fire resistance than other natural insulation materials, is potectected against moth and beetle attack, is bee and bat friendly and it has excellent thermal and acoustic properties. There is no better way to safe energy use and make your home cosy for winter - click here for more information or  to order yours - https://www.lime.org.uk/ty-mawr-thermafleece-welsh-cosywool…