As keen supporters of The Campaign for Wool’s mission to raise awareness about the unique benefits offered by the natural fibre, we have worked in collaboration with university students to create a limited edition jumper for The Campaign’s annual wool week.
This year, students were asked to take inspiration from the Bauhaus artist, Anni Albers, who is credited with blurring the lines between traditional crafts and art, making textiles her main form of expression.
Jasmine Cook, a final year Textiles student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design created the winning idea which has been knitted into a jumper made from 100% supersoft pure new wool. Jasmine’s design stood out to us due to her wonderful use of colour and strong, bold pattern.
“I designed this limited edition wool week jumper for women who are fashionable yet practical and care about sustainability and how their clothes are made” says Jasmine.
Did you know?
Wool fibres are naturally elastic due to the crimped structure, meaning the garment maintains its appearance in the longer term, adding value to the design and lifespan.
As with our cashmere collection, our tailored clothing is made using authentic methods with a strong emphasis on quality of workmanship and detail. Only the finest fabrics are used, including the world renowned, Harris Tweed which is made in the Outer Hebrides and can be identified by the mark of the regal orb.
For us, the ‘British Tailoring’ label means all garments in question, are 100% British made. Right the way from our in-house pattern cutter to our East London tailors, all British tailored pieces are just that, meaning you can buy Brora with pride.
The Fair Isle Jumper
"As Brora devotees may know, this lambswool Fair Isle jumper has been available since time begun! Due to hugely popular demand, we also created a grown up version which takes me back to my childhood."
Victoria Stapleton Founder & Creative Director
Our wool is produced from a blend of New Zealand wool and lambswool. The coarser, New Zealand wool helps to create a bold hue in our garments whilst the lambswool gives them a softer handle.
Tightly packing these wool fibres together forms millions of pockets of air, this allows the wool to absorb and release moisture. These air pockets make wool a fantastic natural insulator, reacting to changes in body temperature, helping to maintain the wearer’s comfort in both cold and warm weather.