About merino and lambswool
Lambswool is the yarn gathered from a sheep’s first shearing, so it’s very fine and soft. Merino wool comes from a specific breed of sheep, and is even softer and finer than lambswool. Lambswool is also warmer while merino is more breathable, so altogether, they make a pretty perfect blend for a spring and autumn throw. And like all wools, they’re renewable and biodegradable, strong, moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic.
In the making
Weaving is a big part of our making heritage here in Britain, and we’re proud to say that we’re partnering with a couple of UK mills that are carrying on that tradition to create many of our throws and cushions. Otterburn is woven at a family-owned mill in Delph – on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire – who have been producing woollen fabrics since 1863.
A styling tip or two
Depending on whether we’re going for a smart, tailored look or a relaxed one, we’ll usually either fold or drape throws lengthways (with the tassels facing downwards) over the arm of an armchair or sofa when we’re not using them, so they’re easy to reach and form part of the decoration. Another favourite idea is to include a pile of folded blankets in a basket in bedrooms which creates a real feeling of generosity and comfort.
When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
The joy of sitting in
Ways to rekindle the joy of an evening in, from the practical (choosing the perfect seat), to the fun (setting up a home cinema) to the emotive (why ‘hygge’ is still relevant).