Natural Acoustics and Sustainable Commercial AcousticsThe Woolly Shepherd designs, manufactures and installs a range of highly effective, fully tested sustainable acoustic reverberation solutions using all natural materials from its Somerset workshop. Our woolly acoustic clouds are famous because they are a bit different, but the full Natural Acoustics range includes standard panels, wall and ceiling boards and bespoke products.
We survey your space and tailor bespoke ways to improve your acoustics by absorbing any unwanted reverberation. Our aim is to make life easier for you and your clients, employees and customers using our own acoustic clouds and acoustic panels. Our customers include schools and government departments, offices, call centres, village halls, church halls, community spaces, restaurants, studios and homes.
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As a company, we aim for sustainability environmentally, financially and socially. We source low value British wool and make it into the market's only fully sustainable acoustic absorption products under our brand Natural Acoustics. Our acoustic clouds and panels are all easy to retrofit and can be installed on a DIY basis or by our team of professional fitters.
For our work in this field, we received second place in Somerset Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Award 2013.
We also use waste streams to make beautiful, practical felted wool items for your home, person and business. From felted boot liners to wool-filled pouffe kits, our range is inspired by the fundamental qualities of wool.
Wool is an astounding natural materials with the following qualities:
- ABSORBS SOUND WAVES – see our acoustic clouds
- INSULATES NATURALLY – toasty warm feet
- BREAKS DOWN COMPLETELY – 100% biodegradable
- SUSTAINABLE and LOW CARBON – sheep make it from grass
Why Wool is SustainableBritish wool is a sustainable, natural product involving minimal processing. Although most sheep in the UK are now farmed for meat, they have to be shorn for their own comfort, because most of the breeds were originally developed for wool. Our products are made from only UK wool, much of it collected and paid for in Somerset and Devon. This feeds back into our rural economy, providing fair trade for farmers and fair pay for local people.
Since the closure of Axminster Carpets scouring plant, our wool is now cleaned in Bradford, then carded and felted by a number of different UK processors, before arriving back in Somerset for making into our products.
We are currently working towards doing some of this processing ourselves for bespoke clouds and wall boards or panels.