Monday, 15 October 2012

Monday Mentor- Campaign for Wool

Today marks the beginning of Wool week!

So to commemorate the lovely warm wool stuff, today we celebrate (patron : HRH The Prince of Wales) as our Monday Mentor.

For those of you who don’t follow it, campaign for wool is a coalition of key organisations in the wool industry working together to raise awareness of Wool. The Campaign for Wool - together with people ranging from sheep farmers, shepherds to manufacturers, designers and retailers - are united in a common goal to educate consumers on the value, benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnishings and general domestic use.

Wonderfully the chairmen for Campaign for wool are two hard working men passionate about the woolly sheep and the products their wool create
Chairman- John Thorley  (farmer) OBE FRAGS, the founder of the National sheep association and fellow of the National Agricultural Societies has won multiple awards for his work within his field of sheep farming.
Nicholas Coleridge CBE has been Managing Director of Conder Nast, the glossy magazine publishers for 21 years. A former editor, journalist, novelist, Chairman of the British Fashion Council and Chairman of the PPA, The magazine publishers association, including involvements in many of the Prince’s Trusts projects including Fashion Rocks.
With two top men like these, this campaign surely cannot go wrong.

With a wonderful website showcasing wool as a insulator in homes, a medium to produce artisan knitted pieces for fashion, art and the home, something soft under foot, something to furnish your car with, a sweater and a simple pair of socks.

With the help of Campaign for wool, groups are growing all the time taking on new enthusiasm and followers and knitting and crochet is becoming a  hobby for young and old alike. 

Here I have collected a few of the lovely things that have been shared on Campaign for Wool's face book page and one that I think should be there!

Christien Meinderstma
Donna Wilson
Join the Campaign today by picking up your knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn and patterns or simply supporting them on the links below.

Follow them on facebook
See the website

To join in with the woolly week of fun u-ni-k gifts HQ has launched a baby wool Competition.

Here is how to join in with the fun!

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