A UNITED SUPPLY CHAIN, FROM FARM GATE TO SHOP FRONT.

THE WOOLKEEPERS INITIATIVE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH A BETTER WAY OF DOING BUSINESS SO THAT EVERYONE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN BENEFITS AND FEELS CONNECTED.

THIS MODEL PROVIDES SOURCING INTEGRITY, PAYS A FAIR PRICE FOR WOOL, COMMUNICATES FARM PROVENANCE AND DEVELOPS POSITIVE ANIMAL WELFARE.

WE PROVIDE TRACEABLE WOOL THROUGH GROUPS

Our environment is best suited to grow wool on mountains, moors and paddocks. We have smaller flock sizes than merino farming. In fact, our geographical wool clip is estimated at 85% less then Australia. Because of this, we group farmers together by fibre quality, breed, animal welfare perspective, as well as farm & land assurance. The Woolkeeper supply ecology believes in maximum waste recovery. And so, during processing we combine groups together if there is left over wool fibres. These guidelines allow us to process commercial quantities and pay a higher premium to the farmer.

Each time we process wool we create a unique blend, identifiable by the above traits and farm location.
The wool is chosen only from our group of Woolkeepers.
To keep things simple, we give this a group number.
This number helps us tell you exactly who has helped grow your wool.
Within each group we feature a lead farmer or shepherd to reflect the diversity behind British wool.

"THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART WORKING WITH SHEEP IS THE LAMBING AND HELPING THEM GROW."

ELAINE SWAINE

Montague

  • Farmer No: 17007
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 429
  • Flock size: 215

Currie

  • Farmer No: 17026
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 2900
  • Flock size: 1450

Scott

  • Farmer No: 17051
  • Breed of sheep: Texel
  • KG of wool 2019: 3310
  • Flock size: 1655

Stewart

  • Farmer No: 17057
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 1544
  • Flock size: 772

Hall

  • Farmer No: 17065
  • Breed of sheep: Texel
  • KG of wool 2019: 909
  • Flock size: 455

McAlpine

  • Farmer No: 17042
  • Breed of sheep: Texel
  • KG of wool 2019: 1185
  • Flock size: 593

Ridge

  • Farmer No: 1041
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 270
  • Flock size: 135

Kendall

  • Farmer No: 1005
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 690
  • Flock size: 345

Hole

  • Farmer No: 1051
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 881
  • Flock size: 441

Kerr

  • Farmer No: 17063
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 1240
  • Flock size: 620

Weir

  • Farmer No: 17054
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 4038
  • Flock size: 2019

Dyson

  • Farmer No: 8008
  • Breed of sheep: Aberfeld
  • KG of wool 2019: 4796
  • Flock size: 2400

Wooplaw

  • Farmer No: 17056
  • Breed of sheep: Texel
  • KG of wool 2019: 1486
  • Flock size: 743

Connell

  • Farmer No: 17027
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 429
  • Flock size: 215

Langdown

  • Farmer No: 8046
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 1600
  • Flock size: 800

Hall

  • Farmer No: 1007
  • Breed of sheep: Poll Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 2503
  • Flock size: 1252

Best

  • Farmer No: 1014
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset Horn
  • KG of wool 2019: 78
  • Flock size: 39

Rabbetts

  • Farmer No: 1023
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 540
  • Flock size: 270

Golledge

  • Farmer No: 1029
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 579
  • Flock size: 290

Redman

  • Farmer No: 1008
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 2491
  • Flock size: 1246

Upton

  • Farmer No: 1063
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 139
  • Flock size: 70

Palmers

  • Farmer No: 1038
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 399
  • Flock size: 200

Kingswood

  • Farmer No: 1039
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 482
  • Flock size: 241

Oliver

  • Farmer No: 1019
  • Breed of sheep: Llyen
  • KG of wool 2019: 89
  • Flock size: 45

Dare

  • Farmer No: 1056
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 72
  • Flock size: 36

Cowling

  • Farmer No: 6056
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Mule
  • KG of wool 2019: 327
  • Flock size: 125

Swaine

  • Farmer No: 1017
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset Horn
  • KG of wool 2019: 152
  • Flock size: 90

Williams

  • Farmer No: 6006
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 760
  • Flock size: 380

Waygood

  • Farmer No: 6032
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 723
  • Flock size: 362

Tory

  • Farmer No: 1004
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 661
  • Flock size: 331

Pobjoy

  • Farmer No: 8050
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 984
  • Flock size: 492

Rodgers

  • Farmer No: 8006
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 651
  • Flock size: 326

Rob

  • Farmer No: 1054
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 881
  • Flock size: 441
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