A thick and heavy Traceable British wool travel rug available in five different plaid tartan colourways. This is manufactured from the Dalesbred breed of sheep as part of Glencroft’s traceable Clapdale Wool project.
The Dalesbred is the local Yorkshire Dales breed on the fells of Ingleborough where Glencroft is based. This wool is sourced from three local Dalesbred farmers for the purposes of weaving into blankets and cloth. It has then been blended to create a yarn suitable for weaving.*
Clapdale Wool is manufactured exclusively by Glencroft from fleeces collected from farms within ten miles of their warehouse in Clapham, Yorkshire Dales. The Clapdale Wool project was launched to create a fully traceable yarn that benefitted local farmers. Farmers are paid a premium for their wool and in addition a share of the profits from the project will also go back to the farms.
The wool is scoured, carded, combed, spun and woven in Yorkshire. The Dalesbred wool in each travel rug has gone no further than 50 miles from the sheep it was sheared from, to the yarn spinners and to the mill each throw was woven in.
Each of the five different colours have been carefully woven with the same warp (vertical yarn) but a different weft (horizontal yarn) to achieve the most efficient production. Size is 55 x 70″ (140 x 180cm) minus tassels.
*Contains a blend of Dalesbred and Cheviot wool. We originally wanted a 100% Dalesbred tweed but we found the fibre of this mountain sheep breed would have been too thick on its own to go through the weaving machines. We therefore had to source a finer British Wool to blend it with.
We ship within the UK with Royal Mail Tracked 48 and internationally with Royal Mail International Tracked.
Occasionally we’ll use Parcelforce or DHL for larger orders.
Delivery Time: 2-4 working day delivery – £5 per order.
Items purchased online must be returned for a refund or exchange in an unused and resalable condition for a full refund. Where a product is faulty or damaged, we will refund the original delivery charge, but not when a product is simply unwanted.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also carry no smell of pets, perfumes or smoke. In the event of a jumper shrinking in the wash, we will not accept return. All jumpers are sold with a ‘Hand Wash Cool, Dry Flat’ care label and provided these instructions are followed, the jumper will not shrink. Please note – the Wool Safe washing machine cycle is not a safe method of washing our wool jumpers.
Please note we use 100% British Wool, this will smell like real wool.