About Our Wool

 

Foxtrot Home New Zealand Wool Baby Blanket.

Dreamed up, designed and produced by us, Foxtrot Home’s new collection is the culmination of years of research and discovery to bring you a new range that heroes a homegrown product with a proud history - New Zealand wool. 

Determined to follow the ethos of our Pure French Flax Linen bedding and sleepwear, our pure wool collection is sustainably sourced and ethically produced. We also bring things a little closer to home. Made in New Zealand in every sense of the word, most of the premium lambswool is sourced directly from Kate’s 740ha sheep farm in Central Hawke’s Bay, run with her husband Jeremy, and home to their young family...so each throw and baby blanket is sourced and produced here in Aotearoa. 

The wool comes from Romney and composite lambs (a cross between Romney and Suftex sheep), born in August and September, weaned in November, and shorn in December/January. The lambswool is then scoured locally and delivered to Wellington to be spun and dyed by local makers. The finished yarn makes its way to Auckland for knitting into our luxurious range of wool throws and baby blankets. Coming full circle, the finished blankets are dispatched from Waipukarau, a stone’s throw away from where the journey began. 

We are passionate about doing good for wool. Wool is an incredibly undervalued resource that boasts wonderful, natural properties. Wool is hypoallergenic, breathable, fire-resistant and completely biodegradable at the end of its life. Our wool is grown yearly within farming practices that strive to support the land and our natural environment. 

Romney sheep are well-known for their strong wool and our throws and baby blankets are luxuriously soft and durable. Choosing to knit our blankets over weaving creates a beautiful drape and each throw and baby blanket is finished in a blanket stitch - which we hope sparks a memory of the wool blankets of yesteryear. 

Our wool range is made with absolute heart and passion, our homegrown collection supports New Zealand’s wool industry as well as local makers and producers. Please contact us with any questions you have regarding the provenance and traceability of our wool. We are proud of its journey and more than happy to share this with you. 

Learn more about the weight and texture of our throws, and the type of wool they are crafted from here.

Kate & Prue xx

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