cambrian mountains wool
Cambrian Mountains Wool CIC is a Community Interest Company established in 2016, in order to facilitate the purchase and processing of wool produced on the farms in the Cambrian Mountains region of Wales, for commercial use.
In 2008 HRH The Prince of Wales set in place the Cambrian Mountains Initiative, one of four rural Initiatives aimed at supporting and developing the upland farming communities in the UK. Support from this Initiative – along with the skills of local farmers, the British Wool Marketing Board and Curtis Wools Direct – enabled Cambrian Mountains Wool CIC to develop their idea into product.
“Our premium wool is the finest grade of Welsh Mule, the name given to the local Welsh breed when crossed with the Blue Faced Leicester. It’s the Blue Faced Leicester that imports the lustre and fineness” www.cambrianwool.co.uk
Alongside the development of the yarn itself, other aims of the company include the promotion of designers and makers using locally sourced wool, and engaging with local communities to encourage traditional textile skills and to raise awareness of the region’s wool production.
Melin Tregwynt are excited to be involved in the development of this new Welsh wool into a weaving quality. It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to return to the roots of Welsh weaving; combining locally sourced yarn with beautiful design in order to create a premium Welsh product for our customers.