From fibre buying to dyeing and carding, through to weaving, finishing and packaging, around 33 people are involved in the manufacture of a single scarf, rug or stole and between 32 and 37 people contribute to the production of a single jumper or cardigan. The devil, as they say, is in the detail.
Our soft Merino Wool fibres are sourced from Australia while our Cashmere comes from China, Mongolia and Afghanistan. Our fibres are quality checked before they reach our wool store, meaning four people have come into contact with them on-site before they are dyed. We have more than 7000 colours in our repertoire, and our dye house team continues to create new recipes every season. From the dye house, fibres make their way to be dried before going to the teasing department to be blended and oiled. Fibres are then carded, spun, twisted and wound. From here, they enter the yarn store. So before the yarn is woven or knitted, at least 13 people have already been involved in the manufacturing process.