About Us

Natural Wool Ireland is the wool which is grown yearly by my flock of Romney X sheep, on a farm in the hills of South Wicklow. They originated from some pet lambs my daughters had when we returned form Hong Kong. Originally they were kept as lawn mowers in the orchard around the house but about 5 years ago when I couldn’t find 100% wool in any local wool shops I started to spin my own and became interested in the properties of wool,  I then start to think about the wool I was producing, gradually over the last few years with the help of my shearer, I started to get the wool I wanted. I choose a New Zealand Romney those Kiwis are not only good at Rugby but are good at their genetics too. The flock is closed meaning I don’t bring in any sheep from other herds so disease is low,I am not organic but it is chemical free. The sheep themselves are low maintenance, they lamb outdoors in late spring, they are good mothers so don’t get a lot of handling. We shear in early summer, I skirt and grade the wool myself. The dirty and unsuitable parts go on my vegetable patch and the rest gets sent to the Mill in Cornwall.  After a lot of research I choose this mill because there is full tractability of my wool throughout all the processes. I get it back in 100 gram skeins which I dye or paint myself.

Romley Wool produced by my small flock ion Co. Wicklow is processed by the natural fiber company in the U.K. and hand died in my kitchen on my trusty 74 year old Aga

Prize Winng Jacobs Wool

The Jacbos Wool I use is from my neighbor Joseph, who has had his prize winning flock since 2004

10 Reason To Love Wool

Pure Wool is 100% Natural

It’s also 100% renewable, 100% sustainable, 100% biodegradable. If you love the planet – use more wool!

Strong & Long Lasting

Wool carpets and rugs can take lots of heavy wear and are known to look better for longer – quality always lasts

Breathe Easy

Wrap your babies in wool so they breathe easy… wool will keep them cosy and warm but not too hot as it cleverly changes to their needs.

Flame retardant

Wool will often self-extinguish, Fire Fighters like if because it produces less smoke and toxic fumes – making it safer choice for the home and our precious ones

Wool is Smart

In fact it’s smarter than any other fibre – it travels a long way on its journey from sheep but it never loses any of it remarkable qualities and it looks and feel fabulous too!

Hypollergenic

Wool has hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial properties, it make the air we breath better and cleaner

Pure Wool is Warm

and it’s also cool because it adapts to the wearer  – that’s why sheep are so snug and content!

Sheep are Amazing

They graze peacefully, grow wonderful wool, use it to make beautiful textiles and the whole process begins again, no depletion, just sustainable and sensible.

Insulation

You can insulate with wool, wear it , walk on it, wrap things in it. The world’s oldest renewable fibre is also the most versatile and modern.

Sleep Well

With a wool bed, duvet and blanket – scientific tests show that wool will create a sleep climate perfect for you … deeper sleep, lasting comfort and sweet dreams