In a packed programme shown on Sunday 14th March, Countryfile explored 48 hours of hectic lambing action whilst reporter Tom Heap visited British Wool in an attempt to find a solution to the mountains of wool piling up in warehouses across the country.
As demand for British Wool carpets has declined – a direct result of covid _19 according to Acting British Wool CEO Andrey Hogley it is imperative that alternative, viable uses for wool are found.
Thermafleece MD Mark Lynn explores this issue in his blog on the Natural Insulations Website – ‘We should promote the benefits of British wool as a fantastic high-quality raw material worthy of many high value end-uses. Insulation is a great end-use for coarse dark wool and other low grades of which there is plenty. But we should focus on higher value end-uses for higher quality wool rather than insulation. British wool is one of the best materials in the world. It produces high quality durable, functional and beautiful products compared to man-made fibres or wools of other origins. And that’s where the wool industry’s efforts need to be.’
Read the full blog at https://naturalinsulations.co.uk/blog/insulation-the-solution-to-our-mountain-of-wool/
Watch the Countryfile Lambing Special on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000t97w/countryfile-lambing-special