* recognising that WOOL is a premium textile which comes from an actual sheep, and that – as such – the terms WOOL, WOOLLY and WOOLLEN should only be applied to real WOOL and not, for instance, to polyester or viscose. * celebrating the important heritage and contemporary value of WOOL through our 100% WOOL stories, blog posts, pictures, textiles, and garments. * educating and informing the wider public of the wondrous qualities of WOOL. * creatively pushing the idea that the word WOOL should refer to sheep’s WOOL only. *reconnecting the idea of WOOL to the animals and people involved in its creation and manufacture. * campaigning for a clarification of trading standards to prevent further misuse of the term WOOL.
Enter the WOVEMBER COMPETITION by sending us a 100% wool photograph for the WOVEMBER gallery. (Fabulous 100% WOOL prizes are on offer!)
* Have fun WITH WOOL!!!
To involve yourself with WOVEMBER, you can…
* endeavour to wear as MUCH WOOL AS POSSIBLE throughout the month of WOVEMBER, and tell everyone about the unique qualities of WOOL. * sign the WOVEMBER PETITION to support changes to textile trading standards and product descriptions. * TALK ABOUT WHAT WOOL MEANS TO YOU throughout WOVEMBER on your blogs, sites, facebook pages, twitter feeds, and other social media. * PUBLICISE WOVEMBER by sharing our button (below) and linking to this site. * send us WOVEMBER stories about sheep, wool, knitting, weaving or other endeavours which celebrate WOOL in all its sheepy glory! *