Journal

New Additions to the Herne Fine Wool Flock

Following our founding Bowmont rams came fifty Merino cross ewes to expand our flock, increasing our wool clip and what will hopefully become a significant fine wool breeding unit for the Herne brand and our ‘Wool to Wardrobe’ radical transparency.

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joe
11 July 2017

The Herne Fine Wool Flock

Linked to man throughout history sheep have adapted to survive and prosper in a myriad of different conditions and environments throughout the world. Our modern stag shirts would require a breed whose wool offered warmth and weather protection, softness and durability. Simple in theory but wools that offer durability and weather protection tend not to […]

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joe
25 May 2017

Wool to Wardrobe

Taking vertical integration and quality control to a new level. We decided to start our own fine wool flock to ensure that any Herne garment offered not only unrivalled quality but full traceability, with control all the way from “Wool to Wardrobe”.

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joe
20 April 2017

Stag Shirts

Woollen stag shirts were used extensively by the early wilderness pioneers, in what many believe was the golden period of exploration and wilderness hunting in America in the 1920s. The original stag shirts were described as weatherproof, warm and light but durable ideal for protecting the body from the elements in varying conditions, scaling peaks, […]

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joe
25 March 2017

Wool the Original Technical Fibre

Since the earliest of time wool has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection. The author of our inspiration, whose book on pioneering wilderness exploration and hunting, used woollen stag shirts extensively in the forest, mountains and back country, believing them to be the ideal combination of lightweight protection from […]

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joe
20 March 2017

Natural Inspiration

Whilst reading a 1920’s book on wilderness exploration and hunting, an age when early pioneers traversed the high alpine peaks, explored the deep forests and grassland plains, the author described how the northern climates called for woollen clothing. In an age before synthetic textiles wool was seen perfect technical fabric. Light weight, insulating, weatherproof and […]

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joe
10 March 2017