HOW A BAAVET IS MADE
The wool used comes from british sheep. On british farmed not factory farmed. Free range farming the sheep have freedom to roam the fields & hills of the u.k, grazing naturally. The sheep are from the welsh mountains & are brought down for shearing in early summer. The sheep are sheared & graded the wool in put into bales & sent for scientific testing for quality by the wool testing laboratory for the grades of the wool. The wool goes onto conveyor belts & repacked into 180kilo balls. Once been graded & packed sent to Thomas Chadwicks of dewsbury one of only two scourers in the country to be washed, the fleeces are put into giant tanks of hot soapy water, literally giant washing machines, this removes the lanolin, natural oil & any dirt, a second wash to make even cleaner. Nothing is wasted in the process as the lanolin is used in many industries including the pharmaceutical & cosmetics. The last process is the carder- the process of teasing wool & combing the wool into soft woollen layers, there is only one last remaining mill in yorkshire, clean & fluffy wool is placed into large hoppers from where it is fed into the giant carding machines, the machines consist of large rollers like an old fashioned washing mangle.The rollers have hundreds of tiny spikes all around them which pull or tease the wool into longer fibres. After travelling around the rollers the teased woollen fibres are then fed onto a continuous moving bed of soft fluffy fibre. The carding machine can be set to produce thicknesses and weights of wool depending on the wools eventual use.The cotton is cambric 250 thread count & made in manchester. This is a true british made product from start to finish. Buy the best buy British.