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Natural Fibre – Pure Wool – Well-being.

We love our British Bluefaced Leicester wool at McIntosh – it’s got such a lovely long staple fibre which is soft and we believe is one of the finest hand-knitting wool available on the market.

So, why would you choose wool over other fibres?

Here is our quick list of benefits …

Natural – wool is grown on sheep that graze freely on the countryside, wool is shorn to the highest standards of animal husbandry and to maintain the health and well-being of the sheep.

Sustainable – wool is an annually renewable fibre and therefore is a resource that is naturally replenished and readily available to the textile world. Wool is not manufactured from plastic or fossil fuels.

Pure wool is biodegradable – the natural ability of pure wool to biodegrade is an asset to the world as the eco agenda grows.

Easy care – the natural protective coating on wool fibres makes wool resistant to staining and anti-static.

Warm – wool is the original fibre for warmth, it has insulating properties and can keep you and your loved ones warm and cosy in the coldest of conditions.

Cool – wool is also a fibre that stays cool – it breathes and will adapt to suit its environment or its wearer.

Comfortable – the flexible, tactile nature of wool makes it very comfortable to wear, to sit on or to feel underfoot.

Odour Resistant – wool is far more efficient than other textiles at absorbing sweat and releasing it into the air – even before bacteria has a chance to develop and produce an unpleasant body odour.

Versatile – the endless suitability of wool for many applications – from fashion to fabrics, furnishings, floors and insulation – show that wool is capable of adapting to its use.

Durable – uniquely durable, its resilience to wear ensures that wool can withstand constant use over a long period making wool a wise investment.

Long-lasting appearance – appearance retention is a key attribute of wool – hand knitted garments will look beautiful for years to come if cared for correctly.

Technical – the complex cell structure makes wool a hard working performance fibre. The key attributes of the fleece that protect the sheep continue to perform even after it has been shorn.

Naturally fire-retardant – as a result of its high water and nitrogen content, wool will naturally resist fire and does not melt, drip or emit noxious fumes.

Non allergenic – able to trap dust within it’s microscopic scales until

UK standard delivery – £5

We endeavour to deliver products to you within 14 days of receipt of order. All goods are subject to availability.

All McIntosh wools are hand-dyed to order.  Orders received by noon are dyed that day, and then need a few days to naturally dry. 

We ship by Royal Mail. 

In the event that we are unable to supply your goods within 28 days, we will inform you immediately and advise you of the expected delivery date. We shall not be liable for any delay in delivering the goods, however caused.

14 days returns. Where a product is faulty or damaged we will refund the postage charges.

Please obtain a proof of posting receipt before returning items just in case the package is lost in the post.

Non Refundable Items

‍Patterns (digital and print) and personalised books are non-refundable as are open skeins of yarn that have the yarn band removed.

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Simply drop us an email at clan@knitmcintosh.com