It’s National Wool Week in the UK this week, a campaign launched in October 2010 which aims to “showcase the natural benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnishings and everyday life”. Now, I have to admit I like to dabble in a spot of the old knitting and crochet, but National Wool Week is not only about promoting crafting with real wool – it is a celebration of the use of pure wool in fashion, interiors and textiles, too. So, what better week to have a look at some of the loveliest wool homewares around that you can get your hands on and help be a part of this fantastic initiative?
Check out these beautiful pram blankets by lala&bea available from notonthehighstreet.com. Made in Britain from 100% pure new wool, they are the perfect size for your baby’s cot or buggy and come in the most gorgeous range of colours in a modern herringbone weave – one of each, please!
Wrap yourself up in pure wool cosiness with this woollen plaid throw from The Wool Company. Its autumnal colour palette of heather, plum, pale blue and ochre is reminiscent of long walks in the countryside and you’ll certainly be thankful of this warm blanket after one of those!
Another lovely woollen throw, this time from The National Trust online shop. I love the mustard colour, it’s perfect for this time of year and I think it would look beautiful draped over a sofa or armchair upholstered in a deep navy or charcoal grey. Not bad to find a pure wool blanket at £30!
This bold star cushion by British company Bronte by Moon is made from 100% pure Merino lambswool which is so gorgeously soft and would look great in a boy’s bedroom or a traditional New England design scheme. Also comes in grey and red.
How stunning is this pure wool ‘Belle’ rug from Rose & Grey? Featuring a monochrome design with a definite Scandinavian feel, it would fit into any decor scheme in the home and brings together a space in its own effortless way. Love this.
Shopping for woollen home accessories doesn’t necessarily have to be confined to shopping for rugs and cushions… this knitted pouffe from M&S is very on-trend and made from 100% wool. Use in a living area to add a contemporary vibe.
Ok, this is not wool in the strictest sense, but a pure sheepskin rug adds soft gorgeousness and incredibly luxurious texture to any room, as well as being naturally hypo-allergenic and one of the best natural warmth providers around. This one is from ever-stylish The White Company and its quality finish will stand the test of time in any home.
Choosing 100% wool in your homewares is certainly an investment as it lasts a lifetime with due care, it’s a totally natural and biodegradable textile and it has anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic properties. What’s not to love?!
Read more about National Wool Week here or follow on Twitter @Campaignforwool using the hashtag #WoolWeek