Bowmont – A True North Project by Finisterre

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibre.icu/">fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s why you’ll find it throughout…

Bowmont - A True North Project by Finisterre

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Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibre.icu/">fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s why you’ll find it throughout much of our range.

Two years of detective-like research eventually led us to Lesley Prior, the guardian of the last twenty-eight Bowmont Merino sheep on the planet. Capable of producing a fine fibre wool and surviving in British conditions, the Bowmont sheep combines the hardiness of a Shetland with the softness of a Merino sheep. We had found the answer to our quest; and in the process secured the future of this breed.

Nine years after Finisterre first met Lesley, the Bowmont Merino flock is now close to 300 sheep strong, producing a yield of around 700kg of fibre a year. It’s a privilege to have pioneered this British Merino success story and built a 100% British supply chain from scratch.

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