Journal

Developing the Herne Story

With lambing out of the way and the Herne flock safely out in the grass pastures enjoying some long awaited sunshine we’ve been able to focus back on the development of our Stag Shirts. Every Herne Stag Shirt will feature our brand story which we hope will inspire its wearer to embrace an ethos of […]

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joe
24 April 2018

Lambing Time for the Herne Fine Wool Flock

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Herne Fine Wool Flock and our shepherdess with the arrival of our lambs! Whilst it would be fantastic to say that spring had also arrived with the lambs, unfortunately it’s been quite the contrary. The incessant rain has meant that the lambs have had to stay […]

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joe
11 April 2018

The Quest to Find Sustainable Buttons

Our quest to create sustainable outdoor and hunter gatherer clothing couldn’t stop at our just our own wool fabrics. After much searching and discussion with Savile Row tailors we were introduced to Courtney & Co Button Makers, manufactures of some of the finest sustainable buttons in the world. A family business based in the Cotswolds, […]

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joe
30 March 2018

Developing a fabric for Herne

A fabric for all seasons, environments and climates might seem like quite a tall order for a small start up business to try and develop but that was exactly our goal. The great think is nature has already made the perfect material, wool, we just have to develop the fabric from it ….. But all […]

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joe
2 March 2018

The science and careful selection behind Herne‘s fabric colours

With our sheep now shorn and wool harvested from the Herne Fine Wool Flock we began working on specialist fabrics and colours for our sustainable hunting garments. For any hunting clothing colour is crucial. However the benefits of different camouflage patterns, from those mimicking sticks, leaves and bark, to eye-catching and vibrant patterns whose contrasting colours […]

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joe
22 February 2018

Forest, Mountains and Plains

Forest, mountains and plains the three different environments that form the inspiration of Herne Clothing designs. We want our Herne garments to excel in a range of conditions and have spent time to identify and research three key environments. Environments that we feel cover almost everywhere a modern hunter gatherer would need or want to […]

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joe
20 February 2018

Shearing The Herne Fine Wool Flock

With the sheep safely inside our barn and their wool fleeces now dry it was time to start shearing the Herne Fine Wool flock. Shearing in winter may seem a counter intuitive thing to do but by shearing in winter not only do we secure the finest wool quality from our sheep but it also […]

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joe
5 February 2018

And they’re in

The Herne Fine Wool Flock have now been safely brought into barn in advance of shearing. To ensure the finest wool quality we are shearing our fine wool sheep in the midst of winter. The greater extremes of temperature that the sheep are exposed to the finer wool they produce. In many of the best […]

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joe
2 February 2018

Living Wild in the Scottish Highlands

As we arrived up in the Scottish Highlands we knew that we were heading off on a bit of an adventure when the Land Rover Defender could barely fit on the bridge over the river! Our aim was to leave the fairer climates of Wiltshire behind to test our ideas for Herne and gather more […]

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joe
25 January 2018