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.

WE ARE THE WOOLKEEPERS OF Group 016

Mann

  • Farmer No: 8116
  • Breed of sheep: Mule

Rainbow Wood

  • Farmer No: 8055
  • Breed of sheep: Mule

Blakeney

  • Farmer No: 8041
  • Breed of sheep: Mule

Doggrell

  • Farmer No: 8026
  • Breed of sheep: Romney

Wright

  • Farmer No: 6031
  • Breed of sheep: Devon Close Wool
  • KG of wool 2019: 686
  • Flock size: 300

Hobbs

  • Farmer No: 6003
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1501
  • Flock size: 600

Bowen

  • Farmer No: 14053
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1226
  • Flock size: 600

Lloyd

  • Farmer No: 14043
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 3583
  • Flock size: 1600

Lewis

  • Farmer No: 14030
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1580
  • Flock size: 800

Powell

  • Farmer No: 14027
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1024
  • Flock size: 500

Hughes

  • Farmer No: 14001
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1429
  • Flock size: 750

Fry

  • Farmer No: 4002
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 189
  • Flock size: 90

Cleave

  • Farmer No: 4004
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Mule
  • KG of wool 2019: 1830
  • Flock size: 900

Tuck

  • Farmer No: 3011
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 413
  • Flock size: 200

Ash

  • Farmer No: 3010
  • Breed of sheep: Mule
  • KG of wool 2019: 2630
  • Flock size: 2000

Lulworth Castle

  • Farmer No: 1024
  • Breed of sheep: Mule
  • KG of wool 2019: 2584
  • Flock size: 1200

Bridgman

  • Farmer No: 4051
  • Breed of sheep: Mule Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 734
  • Flock size: 350

Beare

  • Farmer No: 4047
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1336
  • Flock size: 650

Griffin

  • Farmer No: 4046
  • Breed of sheep: Texel
  • KG of wool 2019: 2463
  • Flock size: 1200

Barriball

  • Farmer No: 4005
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 625
  • Flock size: 300

Williams

  • Farmer No: 13287
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 1716
  • Flock size: 850

Williams

  • Farmer No: 13185
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 771
  • Flock size: 400

Williams

  • Farmer No: 13080
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 702
  • Flock size: 350

Williams

  • Farmer No: 13021
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 2370
  • Flock size: 1200

Pierce

  • Farmer No: 13184
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 570
  • Flock size: 300

Padfield

  • Farmer No: 8084
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 1876
  • Flock size: 900

Marshall

  • Farmer No: 19045
  • Breed of sheep: Cheviot Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 3848
  • Flock size: 1500

Jones

  • Farmer No: 13331
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 296
  • Flock size: 150

Harris

  • Farmer No: 3030
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 1793
  • Flock size: 750

Griffiths

  • Farmer No: 13196
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 1595
  • Flock size: 800

Goodwin

  • Farmer No: 8069
  • Breed of sheep: Mule Cross Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 5651
  • Flock size: 2800

Eyre

  • Farmer No: 8042
  • Breed of sheep: Dorset
  • KG of wool 2019: 3662
  • Flock size: 1800

Davies

  • Farmer No: 13289
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 133
  • Flock size: 70

Cleave

  • Farmer No: 4041
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolks
  • KG of wool 2019: 968
  • Flock size: 450

Baxter

  • Farmer No: 6001
  • Breed of sheep: Romney
  • KG of wool 2019: 13700
  • Flock size: 4000

Alford

  • Farmer No: 5031
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1378
  • Flock size: 650

Adam

  • Farmer No: 19070
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross Suffolk
  • KG of wool 2019: 1284
  • Flock size: 500

A&J Estates

  • Farmer No: 8002
  • Breed of sheep: Suffolk Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 934
  • Flock size: 470
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