Greetings and welcome to this week of Wovember. We felt our woolness theme this year would not be complete without a section on activism. From its inexorable relationship with sustainability and land management, to its connections with forms of domestic labour and its ability to heal and inspire, wool feels – and is – inherently… Continue Reading Woolness & Activism
This evening Paula Wolton brings us this joyful post from local designer and entrepreneur Heather Firby. Heather has established her own knitwear label – ‘Woolly Minded Knitwear‘ – through which she sells her own finished knitwear products made from carefully sourced materials including plenty of wool as well as alpaca fibre. We love the clear… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Heather Firby on founding ‘Woolly Minded’
Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by Pauline MacPherson from Midlothian, who has been so inspired by the good that wool can do, that she’s recently started her own wool business. As it slides through our fingers, as it warms our bodies, as it soothes our minds, we know the ways in which wool… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME…And the land, the sheep, and the knitter too
This week’s theme is BE THE CHANGE. There are so many ways that we can each take up the cause of wool; from writing letters to signing petitions, to telling our friends about the benefits of wearing and working with wool, there are many ways in which we can each make a difference to how… Continue Reading Penny Maltby – Be the Change
Today’s post from the Wovember archives is from last year and Kylie Gusset, creator of the awesome Ton of Wool project which is very appropriate project in terms of thinking global and acting local. Here she speaks about sourcing ethical wool and several issues for us to better understand as consumers of WOOL. How Climate Change… Continue Reading From the Wovember Archives: Kylie Gusset on Sourcing Ethical Wool
Dear WOVEMBERISTS and comrades, Today marks the end of WOVEMBER… almost. We hope you’ll agree that this year has been a particularly exciting edition of our annual woolly festivities. From this end it’s felt important to discuss issues around mislabeling, provenance, traceability and sustainability and to explore some of the potential solutions that WOOL can… Continue Reading The end of WOVEMBER… almost.
Good evening WOVEMBERISTS! This evening’s Friday Night Vi-EWE-ing follows on from today’s earlier and highly recommended post from Kylie Gusset. Kylie closed her discussion by speaking about the importance of buying “close to farmer fibres” and sourcing textiles from within a 100-mile radius. This inspiring film made in the USA focuses on a very similar… Continue Reading Friday Night Vi-EWE-ing – the 150 mile wardrobe
Good afternoon, WOVEMBERISTS! Today we have an important BONUS POST from Kylie Gusset, creator of the awesome Ton of Wool project. This afternoon she speaks about sourcing ethical wool and several issues for us to better understand as consumers of WOOL. How Climate Change Is More Painful Than Mulesing Ever Was. When we talk about… Continue Reading Kylie Gusset on Sourcing Ethical Wool