WHY WE LOVE YORKSHIRE (AND WOOL)
How do the King’s Guards keep out the cold and rain?
Easy, they wear tunics made from the most fantastic pure wool melton cloth made by AW Hainsworth of Pudsey in West Yorkshire.
Hainsworth are famous the world over for this exceptional compact woollen cloth. And it’s not just Guardsmen that benefit from their 240 years of cloth making experience, they also supply cloth to the Royal Navy, to some of the world’s most famous luxury brands, and for some amazing specialist applications, like the cloth which tops the world’s best billiard tables, and the pads for the keys on Steinway pianos.
Established in 1783, AW Hainsworth is one of UK’s oldest textile mills and it also has the distinction of being one of just two mills in Britain to be fully vertically integrated. Meaning that they start with raw wool at one end, and every stage of production up to the finished cloth happens under their roof. This gives them unrivalled control and ensures complete consistency of quality. Community Clothing has only ever used their melton cloth for our woollen coats.
You can buy our fantastic woollen pea coat in four colours.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL
The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its Patron, His Majesty King Charles III, when he was Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, inherent natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the wool fibre in fashion, furnishings and everyday life. And importantly, that wool not only biodegrades in soil, adding nutrients back to the earth, but it also biodegrades in the ocean and water and therefore wool does not impact the planet with microfibre and plastic pollution. Choosing wool will help to safeguard the planet for future generations.
Learn more about the Campaign for Wool here.