It started with a rather fluffy Christmas jumper.
Angora is very soft and very warm yarn from rabbits, but on investigation we found most commercially available Angora comes from suppliers with questionable welfare standards, often in China or South Africa
We set out to change that and bought our first Angora rabbits in 2013. They are looked after with love and care, on natural diets with plenty of space and outdoor grass runs for fine days.
We now produce luxury yarns and garments from our low carbon farm in Wales.
Our rabbits are shorn - not plucked - approximately every 3 months, we don't use a board or strap them down, just a small table so they cannot hop too far. It usually takes two of us to do their tummies.
At first they were a bit worried about this process but now they are used to it and relaxed with our handling. Doing it this way is labour intensive and not the most productive method which is why we have to charge premium prices, but it is, in our opinion, the kindest.
We blend the fibre with local sheep wool (but wont use Merino due to the 'mulesing' practice), with a high angora content to ensure it has a lovely, warm, soft feel.