STUNNING HERDWICK COLLABORATION !

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The new Herdwick collaboration caps have arrived and they are stunning. It has been great to work with Mandy from Herdwick Limited to create these limited edition caps which will be sold through the Herdwick website.

We are currently developing Baker Boys in the same Tiberthwaite Tweed.

‘The Herdwick Heritage: The name Herdwick comes from the Old Norse herdvyck which literally means sheep pasture. The quality of the wool produced by Herdwick sheep is unique in its durability. It has protective properties, making it a robust and hardy for practical uses. Herdwick sheep have been known to survive under blankets of snow for three days with only their thick coats for warmth and sustenance.

95% of Herdwicks live within 14 miles of Coniston and they are an important part of Lakeland heritage’

Herdwick sheep are born completely black but slowly their fleeces lighten to chocolate brown with a snowy white face and legs. The first sheering at around 15 months removes the thick brown fleece revealing a dark grey colour below. Every summer as the fleece is removed the layer below is lighter until the mature adult is light grey or cream. These beautiful natural tones echo the bleak beauty of the landscape of The Lake District.  Shearing occurs once a year, during the summer months. As the summer temperature rises the removal of their heavy coats is very welcome to the sheep and it is essential for their welfare. Even with the electric clippers that are used today it is still a very physical and skilled job.

Herdwick sheep are born completely black but slowly their fleeces lighten to chocolate brown with a snowy white face and legs. The first sheering at around 15 months removes the thick brown fleece revealing a dark grey colour below. Every summer as the fleece is removed the layer below is lighter until the mature adult is light grey or cream. These beautiful natural tones echo the bleak beauty of the landscape of The Lake District.

Shearing occurs once a year, during the summer months. As the summer temperature rises the removal of their heavy coats is very welcome to the sheep and it is essential for their welfare. Even with the electric clippers that are used today it is still a very physical and skilled job.

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