Chimney Sheep will soon start its sourcing project ‘Operation Wool’ for the third year in a row. The Cumbrian firm will collect approximately 22 tonne of Herdwick wool throughout August directly from local farmers. This equates to the wool from just over 20,000 Herdwick sheep which is 20 per cent of the UK Herdwick population and will fill five lorries.
This wool will be used to create the company’s chimney draught excluder, the Chimney Sheep. The project will provide financial support to the farmers at time the wool industry is declining due to the pandemic.
The farmers will be paid a better rate compared to selling the wool to British Wool whilst making it more cost effective for Chimney Sheep d by cutting out several sourcing steps.