INTRODUCTION

The Most Worshipful Company of Woolmen and the City Wool Alliance, working in partnership with BOB and Callow events, will present London’s first ever Wool Fair, pulling together a range of wool-based traders to showcase the breadth of uses of this incredibly versatile natural fibre. 2016 will be the first year for this exciting new event with the intention that it will be an annual accompaniment to the traditional London Bridge Sheep Drive, staged by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, one of London’s oldest Livery companies.

To find out how to take part in The Wool Fair please email exhibit@bestofbritannia.com or call 03333 231224

WOOL FAIR

From mattresses and cushions to men and womenswear and even furniture + woollen coffins! the Wool Fayre will be a showcase and celebration of the very best in wool and wool-crafts from across the UK, across Monument Street. To give visitors a truly memorable urban street food experience, a select number of artisan food and drink brands and traders will be recruited to create a range of flavours and aromas which will be a real taste sensation, along the length and breadth of Pudding Lane!

Brands taking part in the Wool Fair include

So Cosy
So Cosy is a brand of luxurious blankets, throws and cushions combining the finest quality of natural wools and contemporary designs. Our range is designed by us in Britain and made worldwide, using only ethically sourced wool from the highest grade suppliers. So Cosy is increasingly using Gotland Wool which has finer, longer and more lustrous fibers. Its natural colors vary from silver grey to almost black charcoal, allowing creation of throws rich in natural shades without the use of chemical dyes. We have also recently added Mongolian Cashmere to our store, for the ones desiring throws with the very softest, lofty feel to them.
http://www.socosy.co.uk/

Pinkinc
Jan Williams of Pinkinc hand knits one off delicious baby cardis using pure Alpaca wool. The little cardis fit babies from new born to 18 months. They are soft, light and warm and perfect for every season making them perfect gifts for God or Grand parents of babies born here or abroad. The cardigans are hand washable and are best dried flat. The Alpaca wool if washed gently keeps its shape and softness.
http://www.pinkinc.co.uk/

Halsbury Barton
Halsbury Barton is the home of our Jacob sheep in beautiful North Devon, about 18 years ago my husband brought our daughter three Jacob ewes with lambs. The flock has now increased to 50 Jacob ewes and her brother has joined in with them too. My daughter and son both show the Jacob sheep at agricultural shows and win many prizes. The Jacobs are a very attractive breed of sheep and with their distinct colour of wool we decided we should make use of their lovely wool. Which we had spun and woven into throws, cushions and scarfs, which come in different sizes and patterns and all of natural colours. From this years shearing we had the wool processed into knitting yarn in white and brown and have been busy knitting new items.
www.halsburybarton.co.uk

Ascog Wool
Wool producer and farmers daughter, Elspeth McVey of Ascog Farm, brings beautiful hand crafted materials from natural un-dyed wool direct from the family farm on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. Specially selected breeds providing the softest yarn have been chosen giving a feeling of luxurious comfort. Uniquely individual pieces of cloth woven on traditional looms by independent weavers from The London Cloth Company and the Outer Hebrides have been made into blankets and cushions. Hand knitting yarns also available.
www.ascogwool.co.uk

Town End Yarns
From our early days breeding pedigree alpacas on our farm in the Lake District, we produced small quantities of pure natural alpaca knitting wools from their fleeces. As our expertise has grown, our range of alpaca yarns has developed to include other luxury fibres, including silk, in beautifully dyed colours. But, our love and understanding of alpaca fleece means that baby alpaca is still at the heart of our yarns mainly spun in the UK.
http://www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk/

The Croft House
The Croft House collection of knitwear and accessories for Men and Women evokes a spirit which is quintessentially Scottish. Exclusively designed and made in Scotland from natural fibres, it echoes tradition with a contemporary twist. Inspiration comes from the Scottish landscape and heritage designs. Scottish spun wool gives an authentic character to Fair Isle knits and fine lambswool and cashmere yarns add a luxurious touch to scarves and gloves. There is also a range of Harris Tweed bags.
http://www.thecrofthouse.com/

Southdown Duvets
Coming from a financial background, Jessica Cross brought her commercial experience to the Southdown breed, establishing Southdown Duvets in November 2010. The brand quickly gained a reputation for top of the range wool bedding due to the short staple of Southdown wool which offers maximum loft to make a light yet warm duvet. Jessica serves on the Southdown Council and has networked with the Society’s members across the UK to secure enough wool to meet the growing demand for her range of bedding.
https://southdownduvets.com/

Romney Marsh Wools
Romney Marsh Wools is a family business which was founded in 2008. The aim of our business is to deliver a wide range of products made from the fleeces of our own sheep from the 6th generation family farm. We use traditional British craftsmen to ensure that our products are made to the highest standard, supporting British industries and can be kept as a family heirloom; from our family to yours.
http://romneymarshwools.co.uk/

Chapman House
British & Irish made throws & scarves from wool and natural fibre blends. We have 22 of our own exclusive designs that are made from Yorkshire lambs wool, machine washable and up to 2.4m in length. By using some of the best British mills and wool we can offer our customers beautiful products at affordable prices starting from £17 with Recycled fibre wool to 100% Pure Cashmere milled in Scotland.
http://www.chapmanhouseuk.com/

Ewenique Furniture by Liz Mangles
Liz trained as a rocking horse maker and spent years carving fairground animals before creating the Ewenique flock of sheep shaped footstools. Each head is carved from English lime wood using traditional hand tools to give individual character. They are then built into a strong upholstered frame before being finished with a removeable coat of luxurious British sheepskin. Liz lives and works five minutes from the sea in her workshop in Portland, Dorset.
http://www.lizmangles.co.uk

Settlers Stores
Settlers Stores’ range of high quality, hand finished ladies’ and gents’ tweed clothing, weaves British craft and African print to create a unique and unexpected blend of classic styles and contemporary details. All made in the UK and designed by us to be fit for purpose without compromising on style – it is clothing for a life well travelled. We work with small mills, weaving bespoke tweeds and our workshops make to order to deliver your own customized piece.
http://www.settlersstores.co.uk/

Chelache
Distinctive luxury knitted fashion accessories for men and women, handmade in London. Knitwear designer Layla Chelache creates unique, colourful textile pieces to dress up any outfit or just to keep you warm. The designs reflect her love of colour, texture and sculptural forms. Using the very finest materials, from Scottish cashmere to Italian silk and linen, each scarf, hat or glove is made by hand, on vintage industrial knitting machines in CHELACHE’s London studio. These special knits make a great addition to any wardrobe or the perfect gift whatever the occasion.
www.chelache.com

Penrose
Penrose is the Leading UK Luxury Natural Fibre bedding manufacturer from Nottinghamshire and a multi award winning brand producing Duvets, Mattress Toppers and Pillows using UK Alpaca Fibre collected direct from the farm. The ranges include Natural and Organic fabrics from 210tc through to the luxurious 500c sateen fabrics. Recognised as one of the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow for 2106 and having products stocked in Harrods, Penrose is also recognised by the vegetarian society and has been awarded the Luxury award for sustainability called "Positive Luxury". It’s more than waste, it is about everything in the supply chain. For more information please come and visit us at the Wool Fair 2016 stand 49&50 or visit
www.penrosemill.com

Blissimore
Caroline works from her studio in Hampshire where she designs and hand makes her bespoke quirky creations. The fused-glass is a direct development of her beautiful designs and innovative techniques, combined with an understanding of colour. Each piece created is bold, beautifully stunning and take full advantage of the inspiring unique qualities of the glass. Beautiful gifts at affordable prices.
www.blissimoredesigns.com

THE WOOL ROOM
The Wool Room is the leading provider of the most natural, healthy sleep in the UK. They have developed an incredible range of beds, mattresses and bedding that genuinely help you sleep better by harnessing the incredible natural properties of British Wool. Whether you’re looking for a pillow, duvet, mattress topper or even a mattress, they can help!
thewoolroom.com

ROSS BARR KNITWEAR
Ross Barr’s creations honour British heritage, with a contemporary 21st century twist. What the brand seeks to demonstrate in every garment is the ingenuity and heritage of British culture manufacturing which is still desired all over the world. Ross Barr aims to be more than just an echo of the past, and hopes to resurrect this industry which was once second to none. “Every stitch and every thread... authentically British”.
rossbarr.co.uk

CROWNS & CORONETS
Crowns & Coronets is a luxury British knitted textiles brand, with pure and natural fibres at its heart. Each piece of clothing, each throw, blanket, rug and wall hanging, is hand crafted by master artisans from ethically sourced, eco, sustainable and renewable natural fibres. For country meets coastal chic, dress your home in our deeply tactile and textured pure wool accessories. For Little Crowns & Coronets, dress your princes and princesses in sumptuously soft yak and bamboo.
crownsandcoronets.co.uk

SITE PLAN

WOOL FAIR AND SHEEP DRIVE

Henrys Coffee Bar

Henry’s has been dedicated to producing the highest quality and freshly roasted coffee to your events since 2011. We have won a reputation for the consistency of flavour and presentation skills, even at huge or demanding events that we have attended in the UK and abroad.
Our range of espresso machines, pop up bars and highly skilled barista’ from across the world will provide your event with our unique ‘wow’ factor.

http://www.henryscoffeebar.com/

Lollie Dollies

A Truly Traditional Ice Cream Experience For The Whole Family.

Our freshly made Italian “Mr Whippy” style Ice Cream is delicious and served in many combinations that include 99’s, Oysters, Nut Cones, Twin Cones.

Choose from our mouth watering range of branded and specialist lollies, with favourites such as Fabs, Twisters, Zzapps, and Nobbly Bobblys, and for the connoisseur... Belgian Chocolate Lollies and Dutch Water Ices.

http://www.lolliedollies.co.uk/

Shrimpy’s

We are 'Shrimpy'. We are looking to spread the Shrimpster message – good seafood that’s accessible and delicious – across London and beyond!

We've been trading across London's markets for 3 years. Our biggest fans are young professionals who are really foodie but also knowledgeable about how food affects them and their healthy lifestyle. Seafood fits perfectly into their diet as it's so healthy and versatile, providing them with delicious new flavours whilst keeping their healthy lifestyle on track. Our aim is to make amazing seafood accessible to everyone, for people to have a platform to try out different seafood in a very casual way all without breaking the bank!

Currently our tried-and-tested street-food menu boasts: the Classic Shrimpster – a tower of shrimp wrapped in a brioche. For an extra smoked bacon boom, pick the epic Surf and Turf – a Shrimpster with added rashers for your cash. Our shrimp comes either dressed in a dill batter, or grilled in our golden-soy sauce. Everything comes in a toasted brioche with a cucumber and dill salad, caramelised red onions, samphire and our homemade Shrimpster sauce to top it off. You can add grilled avocado to make it a Superfood Smasher – ultimate Instagram food porn! https://www.instagram.com/shrimpy.markets/



Yiro

Yiro have combined the healthy, pure flavours of Greek cuisine with the aromatic and diverse spices of Korean, Chinese and Japanese cooking. With over 3 years experience cooking in Asian restaurants and a childhood influenced by a Greek mother and family Yiro present original, wholesome, delicious and exciting foods crafted from high quality ingredients.

http://yiro.co.uk/

Nazari Food

As featured in Timeout´s Best London Street Food 2016 and ranked number four in Timeouts review of Camden Market street food, Nazarí draws inspiration from Al-Andalus Moorish cuisine, incorporating the best of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food tradition. We are very careful in choosing our produce and place an emphasis on locally sourced, naturally farmed ingredients.
Contact us regarding our specialist events menus including our Moorish Tapas options which are perfect for parties.
Our side project is our olive and almond grove in Granada, Andalucia. Later this year we will be bringing our own branded premium quality extra virgin olive oil to the streets of London!

http://www.nazarifood.co.uk/

Falafel time

Falafel Time essentially provides our customers with a variety of ways to eat our delicious falafel so. The falafels are made with the influence of Lebanese and Egyptian cuisine. It can either be eaten in a wholesome wrap made with Lebanese pitta bread or for a gluten free option, in a salad box. To go with the wrap there are a colourful array of ingredients: pickled turnips, homous, salad and tahini being only a few.

https://twitter.com/falafel_time