WEAVING TWEED FROM THE WOOL OF ROMNEY SHEEP

‘The Romney Marsh and Dungeness, an area of unusual natural beauty with a sheep farming heritage, suffers from high unemployment. Romney Tweed CIC as a social enterprise has the twin aims of encouraging local industry and of helping young people acquire skills and find jobs.

By choosing the weaving industry as a means of achieving these aims, Romney Tweed has dipped far into the past – to medieval times – when Romney wool provided the foundation for the area’s prosperity. With its high lustre and durability, the wool is suitable for clothing as well as the more traditional carpets and blankets. Samples of fine worsted cloth were produced and subsequently marketed by a national cloth merchant to Savile Row, Europe and Asia.’

The Romney Tweed Collection features a range of high-quality worsted tweed fabric as well as a range of homewares and accessories. Explore our range of worsted yarn material – including our heritage collection, and limited edition products, created with only the highest quality Romney Wool, below.

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A selection of our British wool collection…