Sustainable Fibres, Ethically Farmed!

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About TregaverFibre

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Sustainable Fibres from ethically raised animals

Here at Tregaver Fibre, nestled in the glorious Tamar Valley, in Cornwall, UK, we have a small flock of rare-breed, pedigree registered, Teeswater sheep we are raising for their fleeces only.

As we have a non-slaughter flock, we believe we are able to provide ethically sourced, sustainable natural fibres which are suitable for spinning, felting and other crafting.

All of our animals will live out their natural lives here at Tregaver Fibre, We will not cull an animal simply because its gone past its 'useful' life. We raise our animals on pastures free from man-made chemicals and fertilizers, and are working towards gaining organic status.

Wool is a sustainable product. Our sheep grow their fleeces, and once a year we shear with care, and then we process that fleece to bring you fibre which has been raised in a way which is both kind to our animals, and also beneficial to the wider environment. Our sheep enjoy the highest possible animal welfare standards.

Our world is drowning in plastics, and one of the serious issues that is often not considered are micro-plastic fibres from clothing, which are ending up throughout water courses and our oceans. By promoting the use of sustainably farmed, ethically raised sheep wool, we hope that we are doing 'our bit' to stop the wave of plastic pollution in our world.

Our land management:

We believe that we should live in harmony with our natural environment, not work against it, and, since we have introduced sheep to our land, we've noticed a significant increase in both plant and insect species.

When we bought the land, there was almost a complete mono-culture of bracken and poor grass. Since we've been grazing the land, we are establishing specific areas to allow bracken growth, which can be useful to some insect species, whilst in others, we are removing bracken (by cutting and pulling, not with weed killers or chemicals) in order to allow other more varied grass species, and also flowering plant species to develop, which in turn is beneficial for butterflies, moths and of course bees and other winged pollinators.

We approach our land management in a holistic way - allowing our sheep to graze naturally fertilises the land, and we are re-seeding areas with wildflowers to encourage a greater biodiversity. We will be introducing native honey bees next year to further our eco-friendly approach to farming.

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