Our philosophy is ‘waste equals food’.
Nude Ewe wool comes from sheep used in nature conservation projects in Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties. Grazing with heritage breed sheep mimics the traditional farming practices which created our grassland habitats and pastoral landscape. Unfortunately these sheep are not very profitable in today’s economy and many conservation graziers lose money. By giving sales proceeds back to the flock owners the Nude Ewe is helping them to keep our countryside beautiful.
Our wool is undyed and unbleached, reflecting the many colours of Britain’s native sheep breeds. Each produces a distinctive wool, from the hardy, water-repellent near black Hebridean to the soft, lustrous cream-coloured Wensleydale. We also offer a series of ‘knit kits’ featuring designs created especially for us. Kits include wool, a pattern and – when available – ‘pre-loved’ knitting needles.
The Nude Ewe is a non-profit Community Interest Company limited by guarantee. It has won awards from the Chilterns Conservation Board, Campaign to Protect Rural England and the Green Organisation. The Nude Ewe has been featured in various publications including The Knitter, Yarn Forward, Positive News and Knitting magazines.