In addition to our renowned Scottish cashmere, we also produce a range of high quality knitwear made from the finest yarns, including lambswool, merino and Alpaca.
This superfine lamb’s wool yarn has great appeal thanks to its supreme softness. Our supersoft lambswool pieces have the same characteristics as pure new wool but with the added benefit of the fibre being extremely downy and soft to touch. Better yet our Supersoft lambswool pieces are Made in the north of Scotland on a whole garment machine meaning absolutely zero waste as well as minimal chance of splitting seams.
Since the Stone Age wool has been seen as a useful resource due to its highly effective ability to protect against all manner of weather conditions. Wool is a renewable source of yarn and despite common misconceptions, is tremendously breathable, absorbing up to 30% of its weight in moisture. Better still, our wool products are surprisingly easy to care for and can resist all sorts of stains thanks to their naturally protective outer layer.
Brora’s pure new wool is produced from a blend of New Zealand crossbred wool and lambswool. The coarser, New Zealand wool helps to create a bold hue in our non-cashmere garments whilst the lambswool gives them a softer handle. Our lambswool is sourced from South America where the sheep are farm reared and shearing is carried out in a humane way.
When a wool product has served its purpose, it can be returned to the soil where it will decompose and release nutrients back into the earth.
Merino is a wonderful, lighter weight alternative to cashmere. The wool of merino sheep is often regarded as being some of the finest and softest available. These animals were originally descendants from the royal flock of the kings of Spain and are mostly bred in New Zealand and Australia where they were introduced in 1797.
It can take up to a year to create your Brora merino knitwear from raw material to product. Our merino designs create an ideal microclimate around your body, keeping you warm when you are cool and cool when you’re feeling warm thanks to its breathable, natural fibres. Merino also has antibacterial properties, absorbing up to one third of its weight and drawing sweat away from the skin so it remains warm even when wet.
While merino wool is extremely strong and long lasting, at the end of its life it is also biodegradable and will breakdown quickly.
Alpaca yarn has fast become a Brora favourite and we weren’t at all surprised when it became an outright best seller last season. Incredibly soft, warm, and luxurious to the touch an Alpaca knit piece is a winter wardrobe staple. Whether its knitted in a thick ply, a fisherman rib, or a more gauzy, slouchy style Alpaca is uniquely cosy and delightfully lofty.
The breathable nature of the fibres makes an Alpaca jumper both lighter and warmer than other wool types while feeling silky on the skin. It is also natural and biodegradable making Alpaca a guilt free choice for an eco-conscious shopper.