This Cotton-Wool Yarn is a beautiful blend of Australian cotton and Australian superfine merino.
We select both fibres carefully to provide this yarn with a super-soft luxurious feel. The cotton brings a gorgeous drape, whilst the merino gives a loftiness and softness that is unparalleled.
We have designed this yarn by bringing both fibres together during the process to create this lovely blend.
We believe this cotton-wool yarn is the only cotton based yarn created in Australia.
The cotton has sourced from Australia’s rich cotton growing districts of NSW and Queensland before travelling south to our mill. We are currently the ONLY mill in Australia processing cotton commerically for the craft market.
Our merino is non-mulsed, single sourced and its entire journey from yfarm to yarn is only ~300 kms. It is a superfine, not super-washed, yarn – therefore, as environmentally friendly as a yarn can be.
The wool has been scoured to remove the lanolin, but it is not carbonised. It means that it is better for for you and the environment.
Once at the mill the two fibres are combined and worked through the mill. The resulting yarn is both unusual and stunning and made in Australia’s greenest mill.
Our solar system supplies most of the electricity for our processing helping to reduce our carbon footprint even more.
We want to take care of our property, our land and our animals. And we strongly believe in sustainability. Caring for the environment is not just a catch phrase but is a philosophy that guides all that we do here at Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill. From farm to yarn in the best way possible.
We recommend that you purchase sufficient product for your project. There can be variations between batches.
We make all of our products with love and care and hope that you will enjoy using them. Please handle with care!