From Fashion to Farmer

100% Australian Merino wool heirloom baby blankets & soon to launch women’s fashion

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Vanessa Bell - a farmer, global innovator and voice for women.

Vanessa Bell - a farmer, global innovator and voice for women.

Sustainable, Natural & Renewable

Business decisions made in one part of the world have a ripple effect. What you choose to wear and buy for your family does too. That’s why I deliver positive impact as a designer and farmer. Good design shouldn’t cost the earth.

Australian
Sheep Farm

Merino
Wool

Hand
Knitted

Sustainable
Fashion

Our Promise: To inspire new generations to choose wool for life.

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Our blankets are keepsakes, hand knitted in 100% Australian Merino wool.

If you show your blanket a little care, it will love your family for generations to come. Merino wool has a naturally protective outer layer, which resists wet and dry soiling minimising odours. This means it doesn’t require frequent washing.

It’s static free and attracts less dust and lint. What’s more, Merino wool contains lanolin which is naturally antibacterial preventing colds and flu.

Caring for your blanket is easy, but there are a few things you should know. 

Do

  • Warm machine wash on a short gentle cycle (use a wash bag).
  • Use an approved wool detergent.
  • Warm rinse well; gently squeeze out excess water and dry flat in shade.
  • Wool has a memory so stretch gently back into shape and use a warm iron if needed.
  • Dry clean your blanket. 

Don't

  • Don’t use hot water cycles as it will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t use normal washing powder as it strips the lanolin from the fibre and will ruin the finish of your blanket.
  • Don’t tumble dry as you will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t dry in the sun as it will scorch and discolour the wool.
  • Don’t hang your blanket on the line it will stretch.
  • Don’t bleach.

Pilling

We use high quality Merino yarn to reduce pilling however you might find with age, some pilling is inevitable.  To prevent this, wash the blanket when you notice loose fibres.  If you notice pilling use a sweater comb to remove.  

Moths

To deter moths, store your blanket with Red Cedar and Huon Pine as a safe alternative to the highly toxic naphthalene moth balls.  Seal your blanket in summer months for storage.