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Wyld

Wool Basket Weave Throw

  • $230.00

Made in Canterbury, Wellington + Otago 

 

Wyld blankets are like a soft, generous hug from Mother Earth; made from organic undyed yarn; lightweight yet will keep you cosy at all times.  The Basket Weave pattern is elegant and modern in its simplicity, equally at home in a French chateau as it is in over the sofas on the Wyld sheep station.

The blanket is make with organic fleece of 50% Pihepe wool, 25% Merino wool from sheep organically farmed and ethically treated on Banks Peninsula. These naturally chocolate brown sheep are unique for being to endure extreme conditions in the wild. The name Wyld was chosen to reflect the link between the Pihepe and the Bohepe's survival through Natural Selection and what man naturally selects in order to thrive.

The addition of 25% ethically sourced possum in this throw, adds an extra dimension of more softness, if that's even possible.

Size: 130cm x 95cm

 

ORIGIN STORY

The founders of Wyld, Roger and Nicki Beattie, along with their family, have been raising the bar on organic and natural farming practises for over three decades.

Roger Beattie, enviropreneur and founder of Wyld, lived on the Chatham Islands for 17 years and was often involved in conservation programmes. It was here that Roger became enamoured by the wild and free breed of sheep. Roger and Nick Beattie left the Chathams in 1992 and bought a farm on Banks Peninsula; bringing just 8 ewes and 2 rams with him and continuing to purchase more Pitt Island Wild Sheep when he could.

Roger and Nicki now run 2500 Pihepe on Banks Peninsula and continue to breed and develop these wild sheep through 'natural selection. 

The Beattie's vision is to become the world's premier wool producer from easy care, ethical, organic sheep, with a goal to create unique fibres of outstanding quality by combining the wonderful diversity of nature with infinite human ingenuity.