Good for the knitter – Lifelong offers hand knitters a commercially spun yarn which was previously only available to discerning hand spinners. Our yarns allow knitters to create truly durable garments, which can serve as an earth-friendly alternative to plastic derived outerwear. Our blends complement the characteristics of the Scottish blackface fleece, injecting even more bounce and softness.
Good for the shepherd – Lifelong offer an alternative market for Scottish Blackface fleece. If a fleece meets our criteria, we will pay up to 10x the market rate (as established by the BWMB). In doing so, we make our contribution to the rejuvenation of the market for British wool.
Good for the Earth - We believe in living within our planet’s existing means and in using resources which are already available. We manufacture Lifelong Yarns from one of the most readily available, yet most overlooked fleeces in the British flock. We believe a garment’s ‘greenness’ is calculated over its whole lifecycle – low impact husbandry and production, a long lifespan, low laundering requirements and at the end of its useful life, earth-friendly disposal. Lifelong also believes in local. Our fleece is grown less than fifty miles from where it is spun, dyed and sold .