Wool Tour of Yorkshire
For the past two days we’ve had the pleasure of showing our long time Japanese customers The Suit Company, as well as editors from Japanese lifestyle magazine Begin, the delights of the Yorkshire wool trade as a whole, starting at our mill and working through auctions and farms to end at our shop in The Courtyard Settle.
From our showroom in Guiseley on day one we took them on a behind the scenes tour of our fully vertical mill, after which they could browse our historical archives and select their fabric range for the coming apparel season(s).
Day two took in the British Wool Marketing Board HQ and the fine views of the Dales. Kicking off with a mock wool auction, we were then introduced to the vast British Wool warehouse (green bales pictured below) and guided through the different British breeds. One stunning drive to Hawes later we were mixing it with the sheep on the farm themselves, providing the perfect opportunity for an impromptu photo shoot, before finally finishing with a look at the end product at the Abraham Moon shop.
Below you can see a photo diary of the Wool Tour of Yorkshire. With special thanks to the British Wool Marketing Board (Tim Booth in particular) and Tony Fawcett of Old Hall Farm.