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Natural Acoustics and the Road to SustainabilityThe Woolly Shepherd is a Somerset manufacturing and design business that is aiming for true sustainability - environmentally, financially and socially. We source low value wool, much of it locally, and make it into acoustic absorption products under our brand Natural Acoustics, and beautiful, practical felted wool items for your home, person and business.
For our work in this field, we have been nominated for Somerset Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Award 2013.
From Acoustic Clouds and felted boot liners, to insulated packaging, wine coolers, and kindle or mobile phone covers, our range is inspired by the fundamental qualities of wool.
Here are just some of the amazing things that wool does:
- 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
We use a range of processors to help up make our raw materials into fabric, fluff and felt, which we then felt further in some cases. We design, test and manufacture our own specialist products from these materials.
The Woolly Shepherd does not process wool on behalf of others. We are often contacted by people interested in processing small quantities of wool and we refer them to The Natural Fibre Company in Launceston, who offer an excellent service with high environmental standards.
Why Wool is SustainableOur 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 and felted by a number of different UK processors, before arriving back in Somerset for making into our products.
Please contact us directly if you have a query and we will be happy to help.