Frugi´s New Locally Produced Knitted Hats!
TGF are loyal supporters of the brilliant children´s brand Frugi therefore when were heard their latest news we knew that we had to share it with our readers! Frugi are over the moon to announce that they are now working with a unique team this Autumn to produce a wonderful limited edition of woolly hats for children!
As the cold winter weather is fast approaching The Reversible Knitted Hat collection that was launched just last month is perfect to keep our little one´s heads warm! The collection of hats is already proving to be a real hit with customers who have simply fallen in love with the little Doodle Dog and Yeti bobbles!
The team are working specifically with a Cornish farmer and his very rare Wensleydale sheep to create these wonderful hats! Unfortunately only eighty Wensleydale sheep exist in the world today, and astonishingly fourteen of these live on a farm in Cornwall which is just a few miles away from the Frugi headquarters. The farmers, John and Sue Blegan are extremely passionate about working to protect this fabulous breed of Wensleydale sheep, which are said to produce the finest wool in the world. Sadly, the breed has declined as they are slow to mature, so are not economically viable for meat.
As part of Frugi’s new Autumn Collection their fleece has found a home. After shearing, the wool is sorted, spun and sent off to be dyed at Falmouth University then the finished yarn was sent to Nicky – a fabulous knitter based just down the road from Frugi. Hand crafted by Nicky in her Helston studio under the watchful eye of Otto (her dog) the gorgeous hats return to Frugi to be sold to lovely customers across the planet. Click here to discover more about Frugi´s Doodle Dog and Yeti Reversible Knitted Hat collection and to learn all about Frugi´s adventures!