your blankets, throws and scarves made from?
Every blanket and throw you see on this site is made from
100% pure wool. No additives, no supplements, just fresh
air, sunshine, grass and rain water.
your blankets, throws and scarves made?
We are passionate about buying British and supporting
local business, so we only sell blankets, throws and
scarves manufactured in the UK.
Are your blankets,
throws and scarves made only with British wool?
While all our blankets and throws are manufactured in
Britain, the manufacturers take British fleece and mix in
wools from other countries, predominantly New Zealand,
Australia and South Africa.
This is because native British sheep grow thick fibres to
cope with the British climate and this makes their wool
quite coarse (imagine running your hand along a
pure wool carpet or handling an Arran sweater and you will get the idea).
addition of finer New Zealand or Australian wool makes for
a much softer, gentler blanket. Merino wool and mohair, as
featured in the higher-end Bronte products, are currently sourced
from South Africa.
is your policy on animal welfare?
Animal welfare is of paramount importance to us (our
Directors are both vegetarians) so we work closely with
our manufacturers to ensure nothing we sell comes from any
country with a poor Animal welfare record.
What does the
Woolmark logo is a quality certification, and is one of
the world’s most recognised brands. Manufacturers of
woollen goods need to apply to join the Woolmark
organisation, and only products which have been confirmed
to be 100% wool and made by manufacturers who meet all
standards of excellence, from farm to finished product,
are permitted to carry the Woolmark logo. In short, if an
item carries the Woolmark logo, you can be assured it is
100% per cent pure wool of the highest quality, and that
the wool was supplied from a farm that is professionally
run, with animals that are well treated.
What size are your
Most of our wool throws are in the region of 150cm x 185cm
(approximately 6 Ft x 5 Ft) which is big enough to cover
the top of a typical double bed. Most knee rugs or travel blankets
are approximately half the width. In order to help you,
each product on our site has its dimensions shown clearly.
Why is lambs' wool
more expensive than sheep's wool?
Lambs' wool is
widely considered the highest quality sheep's wool on the
market. It is taken at the animal's first shearing,
usually when it is around seven months
old. It is incredibly soft, smooth, resilient and elastic
because of its silkiness, softness and warmth, lambs'
wool can be worn comfortably against the skin.
What are the washing
instructions for your wool throws?
Tweedmill recommend a cold wash only, A machine wash is
fine but make sure you set the temperature to zero. A lot
of machines default to 30 degrees for a wool wash, so
override it and set it to zero. We do not
recommend using a tumble dryer. Line dry only. Bronte's
recommendation is for dry clean only.
What is Mohair?
Yes, we are asked this quite a lot. And no, there isn't an
animal called a 'mo.' Mohair is the hair of the Angora
goat, which is thought to have originated in Tibet.
Sometimes called the 'diamond fibre,' mohair is one of the
most naturally soft, durable, elastic and crease resistant
fabric materials available.
How long does delivery
We dispatch every weekday, using Royal Mail, and selected
couriers for larger orders.
If you order before noon, your order will be dispatched
the same day. Delivery usually takes two to three working
days. If you have any special requirements or
last-minute deadlines we will always do our best to
accommodate your needs. Please
us to discuss express delivery options.
Is free delivery
included on all your blankets and throws over £30, no matter how many I order?
Yes it is, as long as you are on the UK mainland.
I am outside the UK, do I
qualify for free delivery?
No, but our chosen courier can ship anywhere on the planet
for a very reasonable price. Please
us to discuss international delivery options.
What is your returns
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not
completely satisfied, or if you change your mind, you are
welcome to return your purchase within 30 days. The only
stipulations are that the item is in unused condition,
with the original packaging and with tags attached. We
will ask you to pay the return postage, unless the item is
faulty, in which case we will pay return postage. Your
statutory rights are not affected.