Operation wool involves loading 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool using a forklift truck onto 4 lorries

Operation Wool Goes Large!

We have completed our second year of our wool sourcing project ‘Operation Wool’! We collected about 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool (yes you read that correctly – 16 TONNES) directly from Cumbrian farms which will be used to create our wonderful draught excluders over the next year. Last year was our first year of Operation …

laundry pegged out on the line to flap among trees is a nice image for eco-friendly laundry

Make your laundry process end-to-end eco-friendly

Doing your laundry is a necessity (no matter how much of a pain it is to do!), but it is a process that can cost the environment hugely. According to DEFRA, the impacts of the laundry processes millions of people do every day are water pollution, eutrophication, greenhouse gas emissions and potential toxicity impacts. It …

walnut tree ptoected by 25cm jute mulch mat

Mulch Mulch Mulch

The more I find out about it, the more I realise how widespread the benefits of mulch are, both for domestic gardeners and widescale horticulturalists, farmers and foresters. Studies of mulch in draught-prone countries have demonstrated how the water-saving properties of mulch improve crop growth and reduce herbicide use through natural weed suppression. It’s a …

BBA logo for Chimney Sheep

It’s official – we are BBA Certified!

We have exciting news! Last weekend, at the Futurebuild Show in London, we were awarded with our BBA Agrément Certificate. It has been a long road of rigorous product testing on The Chimney Sheep® but we now officially have this industry-leading certification. This makes us the only chimney draught excluder on the market to have …

condensation on the window causing black mould - reduce damp by hanging laundry outside with a laundry mac

Five Ways to Reduce Damp in the Home

Damp is one of the biggest nuisances facing UK households today. A recent study from the Energy Savings Trust found that 37% homes incurred condensation problems and a further 28% experienced problems with mould. As well as being unsightly and rather pongy, there’s also evidence to suggest that damp in the home could be the …