The Campaign for Wool – Sheep Day

Monday the 5th October was the start of The Campaign for Wool’s UK Wool Week, and what better way to celebrate wool then having sheep grazing on Savile Row. To promote the use of wool in bespoke tailoring, two flocks of sheep, Bowmont Merino and Exmoor Horn, returned to Savile Row after their first debut in 2010.

Henry Poole are proud to have partnered up with Scottish cashmere and fine woollen cloth manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin for this event. We used a fabulous Johnstons of Elgins blue/grey Prince of Wales lambs wool check to make a jacket, waistcoat and trousers to show how wonderful and versatile wool can be. The suit was handsomely modelled as can been seen in the images below.

Pictured below is our window display, especially created for this event, our window showed a celebration of portraits from both our trades showing the men and women behind the scenes.

We were very honoured to be joined by the Lord Mayor, Councillor The Lady Flight and David Gandy and we hope they enjoyed the day as much as we did.

A very impressive 61 young tailors came out in force to show their support for the event as can be seen in the group photo below.

We were delighted to take part in this spectacular event, not only did it show how wool can be used but to promote it as a valuable natural resource that is sustainable and biodegradable.

Images by Luca Meneghel and styling by Sammy Aki.

Photo © Harry Goodwin modelling our 3 piece suit made especially for Sheep Day October 2015