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Maiwa Handprints Ltd 100% Organic Cotton Duvet Covers and Pillow Cases

Every manufacturer seems to have slightly different dimensions for how they size things and we are no different. We make our Cold Country Comforters large so that they hang over the side of the bed and everyone using them has lots of comforter to keep them warm. This can make finding the right size duvet […]

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The Origami Knitted Slouch – A Summer Knitting Project

If you are like any of us here at the mill, then you always have your knitting with you. During the summer, that means a little bit of yarn stashed in your backpack and long summer evenings spent knitting by firelight; the smell of wood smoke, a tasty beverage, and the warmth of wool in […]

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Wool Textiles and the R’s of Sustainability Part 2: Reduce and Reuse

In this blog series we’re exploring the idea of sustainability within the context of textiles, more specifically locally produced wool textiles. We are using the R’s of Sustainability framework – rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rot – to guide that exploration. In Part 1: Rethink and Refuse, we delved into wool as a raw […]

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Wool Textiles and the R’s of Sustainability Part 1: Rethink and Refuse

Care for people and the environment is always on our minds at Custom Woolen Mills – it is something we are very passionate about as the foundation of our business. You would be hard pressed to convince us of a more appropriate textile than locally grown and manufactured woolens when concern for function, social impact, and […]

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Olds College Fibre Week

It always surprises me that many people in the area have not heard about Olds College Fibre Week; a continuing education program that celebrates fibre, from raw fleece to the finest works of craftsmanship. As one of very few programs set up to provide high level spinning and weaving instruction (they have a multi-level graduation system […]

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Ba Ba Black Sheep Have You Any Wool?

Ba ba black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.   That old nursery rhyme still has meaning today; at Custom Woolen Mills, we are ALWAYS looking for coloured wool! In the old days, while a black sheep was sometimes cursed for its antics (often perceived as not running with the […]

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