We're thrilled to feature in a recent article in the Financial Times where they were exploring an array of brands who are working with British Sheep. Highlighting our new Lorton Cardigan, Grace Cook writes: "A menagerie of knitwear brands are joining the herd too. Navygrey...create chunky sweaters spun from the Bluefaced Leicester – a snowy breed whose superfine fleece is being touted as an alternative to Australian merino."
Our founder Rachel is quoted in Grace's article and says “It’s much softer than you’d expect [from a British breed],” says Navygrey’s Rachel Carvell-Spedding, who sources all her Bluefaced fleeces from north-west England. “People sometimes ask if our jumpers have cashmere in them...British wool’s reputation got stuck as stodgy, scratchy and only suitable for carpets. Imported cashmeres got cheaper every year, and most other knitwear is blended with silicones.” Customers got used to this softness against the skin. “British wool has an earthiness to it,” she notes
Our LORTON CARDIGAN is a limited edition piece made from the Bluefaced Leceister. Within 200 miles from sheep to finished piece using the finest English wool, our new cardigan is cocooning and chic, whether buttoned up or worn undone like a jacket. With a beautiful subtle collar shape, two side pockets, and buttons made here in England from corozo nuts, this is a British heirloom to treasure. Shop now.