Thursday 5 October 2017

Wool Week 2017 Plans

Each year The Campaign for Wool, whose patron is Prince Charles, runs Wool Week to showcase just how fabulous British wool is for clothing, soft furnishings, carpets and much, much more.

Image courtesy of The Campaign for Wool
The trick this year is that the week is extending to 16 days. Yes, Wool Week will begin on 7th October with celebrations continuing until 22nd October.

What's on?

The full schedule has yet to be revealed but The Campaign for Wool has announced that the flagship event will be 'Wool Fusion', a visual extravaganza of the endless versatility and natural properties of wool, featuring photography and video alongside wool clothing, furnishing, fabrics and flooring.

The event will run from 17th - 15th October at Carousel, 35 Baker Street, London. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily. It's free to attend and there will also be a programme of workshops, talks and special events.

Image courtesy of The Campaign for Wool
At Bicester Shopping Village in Oxfordshire there will be pop up shop featuring a selection of items from the Campaign's retail partners. Jack Wills has commissioned a short film telling of their obsession with wool, whilst John Smedley is releasing a collection for Wool Week using black sheep wool.

Retailers and designers across the country are planning to support Wool Week, ahem fortnight plus two days, with instore activities at stores including Brora, TM Lewin, Walker Slater, Finisterre, Smalls and Wool and the Gang.

Image courtesy of Loveknitting
Further information, when it is released, will be available from The Campaign for Wool's news page

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