The ‘Fireside’ jumper returns for AW19 in an all-British 100% wool yarn from Yorkshire spun from the fleece of British Bluefaced Leicester and rare breed Masham sheep. This jumper is crafted on old-fashioned manually operated hand-frame machines and the panels are hand-linked in a long-established knitwear factory in the Scottish Borders. Toasty warm and with a solid structure with attention to classic detail and features front and sleeve darting. A beautifully soft and structured yarn, its taken several years to find this yarn to replace the previous Bluefaced Leicester yarn used to make this style in previous iterations. A treasure for well beyond one season.
Our Fireside Jumper
Knitted on traditional hand-frames and fully-fashioned for minimal wastage in production, produced in small volumes in a long-established knitwear factory in the Scottish Borders.
100% British Bluefaced & Masham wool
Dye-free natural Cream colour
Dry clean only.
Made in Scotland.
SUSTAINABILITY & CERTIFICATIONS
British Bluefaced Leicester Masham wool
Our British Bluefaced Leicester Masham wool is sourced from a mill in Yorkshire that uses fleece obtained through the British Wool Marketing Boards. No other wools of foreign origin are added to this wool, and the fleece is from non-mulesed sheep. The yarn in this product is dye-free.
Manufacturing & Fair Labour
This Ally Bee item is crafted in a small family-run knitwear factory in England. The process uses a 'seamless' circular knitting technique on knitwear machines, resulting in minimal yarn wastage and precision accuracy. While no factory audits are carried out by Ally Bee, our long-standing working relationship with the factory and visits to meet the owners gives us ongoing assurance of favourable work conditions and employment standards.
Ally Bee is committed to spinning a sustainable yarn and the yarn in this item is completely dye-free. Alpaca yarns in this item are natural colour blends made from combinations of the many shades in the alpaca fleece colour palette. As a result, these colours are free of chlorine bleach, are acrylic-free.
Sustainability is intrinsic across the Ally Bee supply chain - from the sourcing of sustainable yarns, to manufacturing in small quantities to avoid the little discussed fashion industry practice of ‘dead-stock’ dumping, to our paper packaging, tags and plastic-free packaging tape.