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 020

McOuat

  • Farmer No: 18215
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 280
  • Flock size: 120

Furguson

  • Farmer No: 18125
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 1280
  • Flock size: 580

Gauld

  • Farmer No: 18103
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 1972
  • Flock size: 1000

Ewart

  • Farmer No: 18100
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 100
  • Flock size: 46

Bonsor

  • Farmer No: 18085
  • Breed of sheep: Blackface
  • KG of wool 2019: 4321
  • Flock size: 2500

Johnston

  • Farmer No: 18079
  • Breed of sheep: Charollais
  • KG of wool 2019: 260
  • Flock size: 125

Marshall

  • Farmer No: 18075
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 3300
  • Flock size: 1400

Smith

  • Farmer No: 18063
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 250
  • Flock size: 115

McOut

  • Farmer No: 18052
  • Breed of sheep: Blackface
  • KG of wool 2019: 570
  • Flock size: 265

Aitchison

  • Farmer No: 18050
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 235
  • Flock size: 100

Miller

  • Farmer No: 18035
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 350
  • Flock size: 140

Orr

  • Farmer No: 18004
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 400
  • Flock size: 185

Smith

  • Farmer No: 19052
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 450
  • Flock size: 200

Williams

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

Howatson

  • Farmer No: 13137
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 1515
  • Flock size: 800

Jones

  • Farmer No: 13096
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 295
  • Flock size: 150

Owens

  • Farmer No: 13041
  • Breed of sheep: Mixed
  • KG of wool 2019: 2425
  • Flock size: 1200

Heaton

  • Farmer No: 13037
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 768
  • Flock size: 400

Read

  • Farmer No: 13035
  • Breed of sheep: Blackface
  • KG of wool 2019: 389
  • Flock size: 195

Roberts

  • Farmer No: 13017
  • Breed of sheep: Texel Cross
  • KG of wool 2019: 2203
  • Flock size: 1100

Davies

  • Farmer No: 13012
  • Breed of sheep: Lleyn
  • KG of wool 2019: 1436
  • Flock size: 700

Ash

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