As a family oriented business, we believe that we are exceptionally lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. Translating our ideas, inspired from our surroundings into Welsh Tweed products is the most exciting part of the process. We aim to remind people to truly appreciate Wales’ beauty, to be present and to realise the quality of Welsh fabrics.
Fun Fact - all the models are family and friends of the Welsh Tweed Team!
At Welsh Tweed we pledge to avoid plastic in all of our products and packaging. Our packaging consists of cardboard boxes which are fully recyclable. We use tissue paper made from recycled materials and some products are packaged in soft cotton bags which are reusable.
We use 100% wool Tweed, Tapestry and Woollen fabrics, processed in the UK and woven in Wales. We carefully choose our Tweeds and other fabrics, inspired by our mission to reflect the beauty of Wales, which are then woven at traditional woollen mills local to Welsh Tweed.
Where do we get our fabrics?
We source the majority of our fabric from Elvet Mill, Cynwyl Elfed Carmarthenshire and Curlew Weavers, Llandysul Ceredigion. These Welsh Woollen Mills weave Tweed, Tapestry and other fabrics using the skills and traditions of the past 100 years. Using 120” Dobcross looms, super cop winder and many other forms of machinery, alongside methods such as carding, spinning and using double-weave patterns - our fabrics are woven exclusively in Wales.
This year we have sent our fleece away to Curlew Weavers to be processed into Yarn.
Step 1 - Shearing
Every year, at the end of winter a sheep’s fleece must be shorn in preparation for the hotter summer months.
Step 2 - Cleaning
The wool is then sorted and cleaned to remove dirt, contaminants and natural oils from the wool.
Step 3 - Carding
Next, the wool fibres go through carding, a process that pulls the fibres through metal teeth in order to straighten the wool fibres.
Step 4 - Spinning
The carded wool then goes through the spinning process - this brings 2-5 strands of wool together, forming long and strong pieces of wool known as yarn.
We plan to then use the yarn from our own sheep in our products - a very exciting thought!
If you have any questions then do not hesitate to 'Contact Us'. We will endeavour to assist you with any queries or questions.
Nikki Witt - Co-Founder of Welsh Tweed