Learn About Recycled Wool
We love wool. So much. Why? We were hoping you would ask. All wool is natural, breathable, insulating, hypoallergenic, temperature regulating, moisture wicking, odour resistant, recyclable, biodegradable, sustainable and soft! We have some exciting content in the works so that you can follow along on our full wool journey from sheep to weaving to how it ends up your home.
As a business, we want to do more than neutralise our environmental impact. We believe replacing negative with neutral simply isn't enough! We want to leave a positive handprint on our planet and a bit more love in our wake no matter where we go, and we want you to be able to see how we do that. So in the coming months, we'll be adventuring out to our Indian and Inner Mongolian mills again to concentrate on photographing and filming our weaving process in a way that lets you know exactly what goes into each TBCo. blanket and scarf. We’ll be releasing information on each wool type one at a time, so keep checking this page to stay up to date with the wool adventure.
Lambswool is the highest quality sheep’s wool. It’s gathered from a lamb’s first shearing, meaning the fibres are smoother, stronger and hold more elasticity than any other wool. The unique crimps in the individual strands generate air pockets that retain heat while repelling moisture, keeping you warm when you’re cool, and cool when you’re warm. Along with being a naturally insulating, breathable and hypoallergenic textile, it’s beautifully soft. Sheep really know to dress themselves!
A luxurious and silky soft answer for keeping warm, our cashmere is woven from the super fine coat of the Mongolian cashmere goat. Their hair is used to create some of the world’s most valuable garments and is famous for its natural insulating properties. Separated from the goat’s protective outer layer, the downy wool fibres are sorted by hand. Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer and approximately three times more insulating than sheep's wool!
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Emma and Fergus here. We have been reimagining our packaging (hello, biodegradable tape and bubble wrap!), investigating our environmental impact and asking what more we can do to be a truly positive impact company. We have refined our supply chain down to two main partners with whom we have fostered genuinely caring relationships and who are equally committed to supporting our positive impact vision. We have spent time at their mills and with their families in India and Inner Mongolia, and they have brought their families to spend time with us here in Scotland. When we say we’re a family business, we really mean it! Together with our Indian mills, we have traced where our recycled wool comes from and ensured that our recycled blankets are made from 100% recycled articles of clothing, such as jumpers and socks, and that each article contains a minimum of 70% wool content. Our lambswool and cashmere are gathered from family farms using the traditional farming methods of Inner Mongolia.
We have been working our hearts out behind the scenes on making sure we're doing everything in our power to be a positive impact company, and now it’s finally time to invite you along on that journey! Having a family has broadened our perspective on the reality of how holistic running a business really is. Not only do we want to bring warmth and happiness to our immediate family and community, but also to the planet and those in need around the world. And we want it to be built into our supply chain, so that every single purchase supports this goal. We look forward to sharing this journey with you, knowing you are not only getting beautiful products made and sent with warmth, but that you are sharing that warmth a little bit further!