In today’s ‘throw away’ society, millions of items of clothing that have reached the end of their useful life, are simply disposed of in the rubbish bin.
Most of these items do not biodegrade and so just help to fill increasingly scarce landfill sites throughout the world, or are burnt, which then produces carbon emissions into the atmosphere so adding to global warming.
Increasingly people are becoming more aware of the need to help the planet, by decreasing carbon emissions, recycling more and buying degradable products from sustainable sources.
Many more people are taking up knitting their own garments and in North America alone, some 50 million people knit on a regular basis, with the number of under 35’s taking up this craft increasing by 400% since 2005. In the U.K. around 4.9 million people knit, which places knitting into the top twenty most popular hobbies.
Cornish Wools will enter this more ‘caring’ market by producing, marketing and selling nationally and internationally; it’s own exclusive range of sustainable and biodegradable knitting wools
Our knitting wools will be made from the fleece of sheep, some of which are rare and at risk breeds, alpacas and goats that are reared and farmed on Cornish farms and smallholdings.
Not only does Cornish Wools intend to help the environment by producing products that will naturally biodegrade when they are of no further use, but also to trade ethically and help support the local economy.
An essential part of maintaining the animal’s health and welfare, shearing takes place once a year in the warmer months of spring and early summer.