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Steve Bakker, The WoolSafe Organisation: We’re talking Wool Care in Covent Garden!

This month, The Campaign for Wool’s annual wool week revolved around the careability of wool. The highlight was a pop-up installation with two huge containers decked out with woolly fashion, furnishings and flooring, and fitted with 40 AEG washing machines showing how easy wool is to care for. We’re talking Wool Care with Steve Bakker of The Woolsafe Organisation, who’s telling us all about the spills and thrills of caring for wool.

Woolability – live naturally and choose wool carpets

Flooring is where wool excels. Let’s spin some of the benefits of wool carpets in the home. Practically speaking wool is resilient, stain resistant, flame-retardant, a natural insulator and as a soundproofer brings much welcomed peace and quiet to interiors.

A Bright Future for Wool at Wool Week

Wool Week is always a whirlwind of activity! This year the Wool BnB gave us all a moment to be proud of! It was intended to be a truly creative space showcasing a colourful mix of the potential of wool to make a home comfortable, tactile and visually stimulating. The fabulous flooring in the living areas was provided by Alternative Flooring with Liberty Fabrics collection.

Guest Blog: Ric Frankland of UK-based dwelle

Manchester architect Ric Frankland is the director of dwelle and originator of these carefully designed micro-buildings that are highly sustainable. These award-winning ‘dwelle-ings’ can achieve zero carbon status.

Guest Blog: Arabella McNie, Curator of Wool House

This month our guest blogger is Arabella McNie, the curator of Wool House and renowned designer and stylist. Here she shares her love of wool and her thoughts on WOOL HOUSE: the world’s biggest ever celebration of Wool in London’s historic Somerset House.

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