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Jan 16th 2017

New Glencroft Countrywear Products 2017

In 2017, our 30th year of trading we’re showing no signs of slowing down and are excited to have more new designs and new products which we will be launching at Scotland’s Trade Fair: Spring at the Glasgow SECC from 22-24 January. New to our range this year we have toasty and scuff, two new …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

January 16, 2017
at about 12am


Tags:
jumpers, knitwear, rugs, sheep, sheepskin, slippers, wool

Jan 11th 2017

30 years of wool and sheepskin infographic

At the beginning of this year Glencroft celebrated 30 years in business. Plans were put together at Christmas 1986 and we officially started trading on 1st January 1987. We’ve got lots of exciting plans in place for 2017, with new products, new trade shows, a new catalogue and more. First of all we’ve taken a …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

January 11, 2017
at about 12am


Tags:
clapham, harris tweed, jumpers, sheep, sheepskin, tweed, wool

May 13th 2016

Trimming sheepskins and recycling offcuts

Richard Sexton & Co trim and finish over 100 of our Glencroft sheepskin rugs each week at our warehouse in Clapham, North Yorkshire. Richard Sexton is our expert finisher, using a keen eye and a steady hand to create the perfect sheepskins that bear our Glencroft stamp of approval. Watch Richard in action below and …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

May 13, 2016
at about 12am


Tags:
materials, rugs, sheep, sheepskin

Apr 28th 2016

How Glencroft tweed hats are made

There are a range of tweed hats in the Glencroft range, some made with genuine Harris Tweed 100% wool hand woven on the Outer Hebrides as well as a selection made from wool blend tweeds. Our tweed hats have been manufactured 100% in the UK since we first began in 1987. Many styles such as …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

April 28, 2016
at about 12am


Tags:
harris tweed, hats, materials, tweed

Jan 21st 2016

New Glencroft range 2016

We’re very excited to be launching a variety of new products in the Glencroft range for 2016. This includes British Wool and Merino knitwear, a new Harris Tweed hat, lambskin mittens with a twist, new sheepskin slipper boots and stunning Icelandic sheepskin rugs. All these products were officially launched at Scotland’s Trade Fair: Spring on …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

January 21, 2016
at about 12am


Tags:
harris tweed, hats, jumpers, knitwear, mittens, rugs, sales, sheepskin, slippers

Sep 2nd 2015

How does British Wool feel?

Perhaps the warmest woollen jumper you will wear is one made from British Wool. It’s not quite as soft as merino but it’s completely unique and made in the UK. Explaining how something ‘feels’ especially in a blog post like this is tricky because ‘feel’ is very much subjective, the sort of material that one …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

September 2, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
bwmb, knitwear, materials, sheep

Jul 10th 2015

How Glencroft British Sheepskin Rugs are made

Quality British rugs bearing our Glencroft® stamp have been a core product in our range since we were first established in 1987. Our British rugs include rare breeds in wild and wonderful natural patterns and more traditional white / cream rugs in both standard and enormous sizes. We recently visited the British tannery that supplies …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

July 10, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
clapham, materials, rugs, sheepskin

Apr 15th 2015

Sheep Invade The Cowshed

While looking for historical photos for our About Us page we stumbled across an article that we had been given all about the original Glencroft retail shop we ran in Clapham, North Yorkshire from 1990 to 1999. We don’t know who wrote it (let us know if it’s you!), but we remember being given it …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

April 15, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
clapham, knitwear, sheepskin

Mar 18th 2015

Glencroft Sheepskin Rug Cleaning Instructions

Sheepskin rugs can often pick up dirt and dust, whether they are on the floor, your chair or even hung on the wall. Follow our simple care instructions below to revive your sheepskin rug to it’s original splendour. NB: The below instructions are suitable for use with Glencroft British sheepskin rugs, tanned and finished in …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

March 18, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
care, cleaning, rugs, sheepskin, washing

Feb 12th 2015

The Origins of British Wool

The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) collects wool sheared from sheep on farms across the UK, then grades and sells it on. We (Richard Sexton & Co) are members of the BWMB as wholesalers of British Wool products; such as our jumpers and knitted scarves. Recently we were driving past the door of their head …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

February 12, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
bwmb, materials, sheep

Jan 30th 2015

Glencroft Countrywear website launched

Today Richard Sexton & Co added another chapter to our 27 year history with the launch of our first trade website showcasing all our products and providing a little bit of information about who we are and what we do. We also intend to update this blog every now and again with useful tips, information, …

Posted by:
Edward Sexton

January 30, 2015
at about 12am


Tags:
sales, website