The Art of Wool
Benefits of wool
Natural & Renewable
Every year sheep grow a new fleece, making wool a renewable resource. Woolgrowers actively work to preserve natural resources for generations to come.
Recyclable & Biodegradable
Scrap and even used wool can be recycled to create new blankets and throws. And unlike synthetics, wool is biodegradable.
Wool is active, reacting to changes in body temperature to keep you warm when you’re cold but releasing heat and moisture when you’re hot. Looser weaves create true summer weight woolens.
Wool fibers have a natural protective layer to resist stains. Recent innovations mean that most of our woolens can be machine washed and even dried.
The Spinning Jenny: A Woolen Revolution
The Industrial Revolution (1760-1850) began in England and spread throughout Europe and the Americas over the course of the next several decades. The Industrial Revolution did not reach America until the 1820s and began with the textile industries in the northeast. Expanding technology and the invention of new machines forever changed the way manufacturing and industry took place. The textile industry was greatly impacted by a number of new inventions such as the flying shuttle, the spinning frame and the cotton gin. But it was the invention of the Spinning Jenny by James Hargreaves that is credited with moving the textile industry from homes to factories. The move from a domestic cottage based industry to factories allowed the expansion of the Industrial Revolution from England throughout much of the world.... (Read More)