Recycling Our Waste and By-Products

Recycling Our Waste and By-Products

Mill Waste
Mill Waste

As part of our commitment to care for the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we often recycle the waste materials generated from the various stages of processing that take place in our mill. We have a variety of mill by-products available to purchase including:

  • Raw waste (dirty/greasy) – Free of Charge plus packing and postage
  • Card waste (great for hand spinning/stuffing) – £10.00 per kg plus packing and postage.
  • Noil waste (can be used as padding for dog beds, as an example) – £10.00 per kg plus packing and postage.
  • Bobbin waste (for stuffing or craft based activities) – £5.00 per kg plus packing and postage
  • Worsted waste/tops (for finger crochet/hand spinning) – £5.00 per 100g plus packing and postage
  • Hard waste (small bits of spun yarn) – £5.00 per kg plus packing and postage

Please note that postage costs will vary depending upon weight required. It is possible to Collect your orders from the mill by prior arrangement.

We also offer a Delivery Service whereby we can arrange for your waste materials to be sent to you and we apply an additional charge for this service:

Standard Delivery via Royal Mail

Up to 2kg sent via Royal Mail (standard delivery, not tracked) will cost an additional £10.00 (1st class) or £6.00 (2nd class).

Anything heavier than 2kg and up to 5kg can be sent in a Box or over 5kg and up to 8kg in Filled sacks and there is a delivery charge of £25.00 per sack or box.

Heritage Fibre Stock Available in June 2024

Raw fleeces available at NFC
Raw fleeces available at NFC

3.5kg bag of Scoured and Dried Shetland Fibre, Mixed Shade, Not opened or carded. Set price (not able to split), £21.

4.5kg of Gotland Fibre, Full Felted Greasy Fleece (not scoured). Set price (not able to split), £27.

7.5kg bag of Scoured and Dried Alpaca Fibre, Light Shade, Not opened or carded. Set price (not able to split), £45.

2.75kg bag of Scoured and Dried Manx Loaghtan Fibre, Mid Brown Shade, Not opened or carded. Set price (not able to split), £16.50.

If you are interested in using any of the above mill by-products for your own project or product or purchasing some of our heritage fibre please get in touch with us via email: [email protected] (link sends e-mail)

 

Corporate Social Responsibility 

We support a number of local initiatives from time to time including Freddie’s Fibre Friends, a Community Interest Company set up to offer sensory fibre craft to children with special educational needs and Totnes Spinners, who have raised funds for Ukraine by selling raffle tickets for a woollen blanket made with some of our mill by-products.