Saturday, 25 August 2012

The North Circular - winter woolies not the A406

The North Circular, a company which makes contemporary knitwear from British wool, was the idea of Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton, who in turn were inspired by Izzy Lane. Izzy Lane has rescued Wensleydale and Shetland sheep that would otherwise go to slaughter, using their wool for a collection that is shown at London Fashion Week. 

The North Circular uses mainly Wensleydale wool which is from their own flock - the wool is spun and dyed without using harmful mordants, and then sent to a team of knitters who turn it into a range of hats, gloves and scarves.

Classic bobble hat 100% Wensleydale wool, hand knitted by one of the team of 'Grannies' - meet the ladies (and gent) who do the knitting here

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