We thought you might be interested to have a look at some of the farmers who produce the superb organic wool we spin and dye to create the full range of our organic yarns. Sheep are raised and shorn in some of the most stunning and pure areas of natural beauty in the UK. 'Our wool comes from a number of farms including Prince Charles' Home Farm in Tetbury.
Bosigran Farm is owned by The National Trust and farmed by Bob and Liz Scambler. It is located just off the cliffs in the stunning surroundings of Zennor Parish. Bob and Liz were the first organically certified farm in Cornwall, being certified by the Soil Association in 1994. Their flock is Lleyn cross. At the Royal Cornwall Show recently The Wool Marketing Board judges awarded Bob 'Best Organic Fleece' and he also won ‘Best Overall Fleece’ in its class. This was an exceptional result as Bob’s organic fleeces were competing with the best non-organic fleeces.
South Penquite is farmed by Dominic & Cathy Fairman and is situated high up on Bodmin Moor. The farm achieved organic status with the Soil Association in 2001. We are currently using Dominic’s Cheviot lambs’ wool. We are also producing stuffing made from washed and carded wool. South Penquite Farm is a demonstration holding for both the Soil Association and the West Country Rivers Trust. As well as sheep, cows, horses, ponies, chickens, ducks and geese Dominic and Cathy have also diversified and offer camping, staying in Mongolian Yurts and facilities for field studies for educational groups and schools.
Hall Barton farm has been in the Maddever family for over 60 years. During this time they have also acquired Wayland Farm. which is owned by The Duchy of Cornwall. The farms are located near the historic ports of Looe and Polperro and are farmed by Geoffrey Maddever and his son, Giles. The farms achieved organic status with the Soil Association in 2000. Their flock is Lleyn/Mule Cross and they also farm organic deer and cattle. The animals are raised on their own home grown organic crops which include wheat, oats and beans and they pride themselves on their self sufficiency.
Richard and Rachel Heywood brought their flock to Cornwall from the Lake District in 1982 and achieved organic status with the Soil Association in 2000 and have recently joined Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G). Their ewes are crossbred Dorset and Texel, all sired by Signet recorded rams. They have run a closed flock for twenty five years.