Romney Marsh Wools
Romney Marsh Wools was born through a firm belief that they wanted to raise awareness of all the benefit that British wool can bring.
Natural wool has so many excellent qualities as it is renewable, sustainable and incredibly versatile. This family owned enterprise are building a legacy for furture generations by building a sustainable landscape.
Romney Marsh Wools have produced a heritage range of beautiful luxury products which are suitable to hand down the generations.
About the sheep.....
Since before the 13th century the Romney sheep have been a familiar site on Romney Marsh. The Romney Marsh “long wool” sheep are also known as Kentish sheep and became recognised as a breed in England by 1800. Their wool is a demi-lustre of excellence and considered one of the best British wools
The softness of wool is measured in microns looking at a single fiber strand. On average a Human hair is about 100 microns, a highland sheep is around 50 microns (so quite rough and not soft to wear against the skin).
However Romney fleeces are considered to be one of the finer British Breeds at around 32 microns Romney Marsh Wool fleeces are taken to traditional weavers who hand process, then spin and weave the yarn into beautiful wool cushions and wool throws, which have a unique quality attributable to the Romney sheep wool. With some of the cream wools, other naturally coloured native yarns have been mixed to allow for varied design, colour and texture.