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Blending Wool with Human Hair - Our Latest Test Material

10 January, 2022 - 16:48 | Sarah Hemingway

As part of our ongoing work as a development house for testing and creating new products, using a range of materials and fibres, we recently produced a woollen spun, 12ysw yarn from salon waste (human hair) blended with wool for Green Salon Collective.

The Green Salon Collective is an organisation created by environmental experts, hairdressers and eco campaigners focussed on salon sustainability. The Green Salon Collective divert easily recyclable materials used in hair salons, that are current sent to landfill.  You can read more about their work and this collaborative project in their blog here

Expanding Our Fibre Expertise and Developing New Strands

6 April, 2021 - 10:38 | Sarah Hemingway

As a specialist British woollen mill in the heart of Cornwall, we’re proud of the traditional values we hold whilst maintaining an innovative and forward-looking approach in developing our work. We continuously strive to deliver the highest, quality services that our customers want now and might need in the future. We know that tastes and trends change, and we love to experiment. So here’s an update on what we’ve been doing recently: 

We’re Focusing on Our Environmental Impact 

Bringing fleeces to The Natural Fibre Company as a customer

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29 November, 2020 - 16:00 | Sue Blacker

As the photos of our machines above show, processing wool and making yarns is quite technical and we try with information sheets, emails and phone calls to explain how wool becomes a yarn.  Even our information page is quite long and detailed!  But we are very happy to talk through ideas, as we want to make the best for you and your wool.   All the links on this blog item are set to open in separate windows so that you can follow and compare ...


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