White Gum Wool is grown on sheep raised approximately 37 kilometers south of Ross, on Nan Bray’s 400ha property in Oatlands. Nan arrived in Australia in the early 2000’s, and radically changed her farming methods in 2008. Grandmas, mamas and babies live their lives together, using the ecosystem’s natural resources to grow amazing quality wool. Her flock graze the native highland pastures of Tasmania, where they can find all the plants and pasture they need to stay healthy. Nan does not use herbicides, fertilisers, pesticides, or fungicides and has found no need to drench her sheep in almost ten years.
“White Gum Wool is made into yarn by Design Spun in New Zealand, having first been scoured by Canterbury Wool Scourers. NewMerino ® Chain of Custody certifies the sustainability and traceability of the yarn. So, when you buy White Gum Wool, you are making a choice that honours the landscape, animals and people who make it possible.” Nan says the White Gum Wool story “includes you, because you or your grandmother or friend will create something beautiful and lasting from this magical fibre.”
Nan has created six different ply levels including 4ply sock (merino/nylon blend), 4ply, 5ply (merino/silk blend), 8ply, 12ply (boucle) and 48ply (rope) which come in a range of naturally inspired colours. We very proudly support Nan Bray and her fine flock by stocking White Gum Wool all year round.
Nothing beats the sensory feel of wool. It is an experience that cannot be satisfied in the on-line shopping world and so we encourage you to visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre for personal in-store service to help you find the yarn just meant for you.
If you are unable to visit us, while we do not have an online shopping cart, we welcome your order or enquiry via email, or call us on 03 6381 5466 (international: +61 3 6381 5466). Talk to us about the colours and plys we have in-store. Our friendly team look forward to helping you.
Image of Nan Bray taken by The Woolmark Company, Australia
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