Country Lambswool Blanket
Made around New Zealand
This super soft 100% lambswool blanket is made from Responsible Wool Standard accredited lambswool, shorn on Palliser Ridge farm by their friends at Wairarapa Shearing. It's then scoured in Hawkes Bay before becoming a single ply weaving yarn at Woolyarns in Wellington.
The Romney yarn then heads to the talented crew at Inter-weave in Auckland where the magic takes place and these lovely blankets are manufactured.
Each blanket has a care label on it detailing which year's main shear it's wool is from.
Blanket size: 150cm x 180cm approximately (covers a single bed easily, and great throw size for couches or larger beds).
Palliser Ridge in New Zealand’s North Island is part of the Wools of New Zealand Ltd integrity programme and were one of the very first New Zealand farms to be accredited under the Responsible Wool Standard for Marks and Spencer UK.
Kurt Portas runs the 1320-hectare [1150-hectare] coastal property with his wife Lisa, and as a young Kiwi family with two boys, Axel (8 years old) and Beauden (5 years old), they’re committed to sustainably working with nature and their 10,000 sheep.
South Wairarapa sheep and beef farm Palliser Ridge has been embedded with sustainability and social stewardship since the beginning. The farm sells 10 tonnes of lambswool and 20 tonnes of ewes’ wool each year, in addition to marketing honey, lambswool and hand-knitted clothing products used to demonstrate the wonders of wool.
Their off-grid accommodation and on-farm tour enterprises add value to the business and highlight their sustainable management practices.
Stock water sourced from a bore on the Turanganui Plains is reticulated across the entire property and Kurt has begun a planting programme on retiring old dams and establishing native vegetation.