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Working for Us

The Natural Fibre Company is a specialist wool mill based in Cornwall close to the Devon border. We have 18 staff: ten in production, and six in the office, with two directors also employed on management and marketing. We have outside, part time help with bookkeeping, accountancy, marketing, information technology and the web site.  We are proud to say that we aim as far as possible to pay staff at the Living Foundation living wage once their employment is confirmed following probation.

Since we relocated to Cornwall in 2005, our turnover has increased year-on-year by between 15-20%, we have launched Blacker Yarns and established ourselves internationally as a supplier of high-quality yarn.  The holding company is called Blacker Sheep.


Currently, we are seeking a Mill Manager, a Mill Operative and a Commission Marketing assistant/trainee, Applicants should contact Sue Blacker by email includiing a covering letter, curriculum vitae and, for the marketing assistant, a review of The Natural Fibre Company website. 

Closing dates: for the Marketing Assistant is 9th June, for the Mill Operative 20th June and for Mill Manager we are looking to appoint from end July if possible.  The Marketing Assistant may be an apprenticeship if appropriate.

We are also happy to receive speculative CVs which we will retain for six months in the event of suitable opportunities arising.

Suitable interns are welcome for periods of work experience, usually for two months, but for a minimum of four weeks.  If this is of interest, please email enquiries@thenaturalfibre.co.uk attaching a CV and a link to your college or university.

We have a standard contract of employment which we regularly update to comply with best practice and the latest regulations.  Those interested in working for us should either e-mail enquiries@thenaturalfibre.co.uk , write to Sue Blacker or telephone 01566 777 635.