Transforming our coloured merino wool into a finished product requires many processes. The extraordinary fineness of our fibre, the need to keep it separate from white wool, and the intricacy of our designs, makes the process even more challenging.
Each spring our flock of coloured Merino sheep are shorn in a special shed which is only used for coloured sheep. After rigorous classing to remove any inferior fibre, the fleeces are colour coded and placed into fadges ready to be sent for scouring.
At the scour all the machinery is thoroughly cleaned of any white wool. The machines are slowed down to handle the fine fibre. The machinery then needs to be cleaned again so no stray fibres can contaminate the next batch of white wool.
Our now clean wool is sent to a small boutique spinning factory. Here it is double combed to remove any trace of vegetable matter and spun in different thicknesses depending on the purpose.
Two different factories knit and weave the spun wool into the finished garments, using great skill and care to bring our designs to life. No chemical finishes or additives are applied- the softness is all natural.
Each Jane Henry Merino is double checked for quality, the label is applied and it is carefully boxed ready for you.
Choose from our range of original designer woven scarves and knitted shawls. These are ultrafine and super soft. Our eco-dyes (metal-free) are kinder on the environment and our undyed woven scarves are the ultimate in completely natural textile production.Read More