Sometimes, when the things you want aren't made by anyone else, you've just got to do it yourself. That's how we started, back in 1999. A small flock of sheep and a local mill combined to be able to produce our first ever yarns.
At the time, no organic standards existed for wool yarns. We were confident that the way we spun our yarns, starting with organic sheep, through environmentally friendly, traceable spinning was the right way, but it wasn't quite enough. So, by working with the Soil Association, we helped write the first ever organic standards for woollen yarns.
In 2003, we became the first company in the world to produce fully certified organic wool yarns - and we've never stopped.
Since then, we've been obsessed with traceable, ethical yarns. Everything we do is certified to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
- Sally Davies, Founder, Garthenor Organic