The iconic Union Flag of the United Kingdom originates in 1606 and combines aspects of older flags from Scotland and Ireland. A beautifully soft, 100% merino wool throw featuring the union jack design, with a reverse design in muted tones.
This patriotic Merino Lambswool throw celebrates what it means to be British. British design, British made, and British quality from one of this country's last remaining vertical woollen mills. Available in classic red, white and blue colours or in muted greys for those who like a more subtle look.
The first year's shearing yields the softest wool, and so lambswool has always been highly prized. Lambswool from the Merino sheep is the softest wool of all. Merino sheep were first bred in Spain, and to protect the fine wool trade the sheep themselves could not be exported. Eventually in the 18th century flocks were established in England and then Australia, with the wool being imported to the weavers of England through the great port of Bristol. Its insulating properties help regulate body temperatures, providing warmth without overheating.