Sunday, 1 April 2012

Romney Marsh Wools: Top Pick at Country Living Fair and Selvedge Fair - Spring 2012

This hand and body lotion from Romney Marsh Wools is the best that I have found. Ever. It contains lanolin, also known as wool fat which helps the sheep's fleece to shed water, which is soothing, moisturising and - very important for me - not greasy. It just sinks into the skin, and it smells absolutely delicious too.

I first came across this fantastic lotion at the Selvedge Fair last year when Katrina from Romney Marsh Wools persuaded me to try it. I visited their stand again at the Country Living Spring Fair last weekend where I stocked up on more of their lotion (now used by all the family as it is good for eczema which the kids are prone to) - and I was so pleased to see them at the Selvedge Spring Fair 2012 yesterday when I found out a bit more about Romney Marsh Wools.

Located near Aldington on the Romney Marsh in Kent, the family run farm has been farming Romney Sheep for six generations - they currently have 1000 ewes...think of all those lambs at Easter! Traditionally, Romney sheep have been bred for their meat and their wool - the fleece is a creamy colour and used in knitwear, yarn and cloth. Romney Marsh Wools take their fleeces to traditional weavers who hand process, spin and weave the yarn into rugs and throw - see pics below.

Some more of their skincare products: wool fat soaps, shampoo, hand wash using lanolin - preservative free and not tested on animals (baby blankets in foreground)
Scarves and throws made from Merino and Romney wool below
Natural sheep skin bootees for babies 
cushions and throws
Beeswax candles (beeswax from a local beekeeper) hand rolled by Katrina and her mum

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