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The Wool Directory
What the Wool Directory Does
The Wool Directory is a database of British wool producers; sheep farmers and smallholders. It is a database of wool users: textile makers and small businesses.
It is free to add your details. We reserve the right to edit your description to keep all entries to a reasonable length.
The Wool Directory is an open website accessible to all.

What the Wool Directory Does Not Do

The Wool Directory is not an online store or market place. The Directory does not sell anything nor does it play an active role in any part of the buying or selling process.
The Wool Directory is not responsible for any transactions resulting from contacts made through the website. See our Terms below.
The Wool Directory does not set the price for fleece or wool products. This is between the seller and buyer. Guidance about current wool prices can be found on the British Wool Marketing Board website: http://www.britishwool.org.uk/woolsales.asp?pageid=34
British Wool Marketing Board
The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) buys wool from every UK sheep owner in order to market the wool. The majority of wool in the UK is bought and sold in this way. Rules governing membership of BWMB can be found on their website www.britishwool.org.uk
Several rare breeds have exemptions from the BWMB, meaning that they are not required to be part of the BWMB system. These are :
Balwen, Boreray, Castlemilk Moorit, Hebridean, Leicester Longwool, Lincoln Longwool, Llanwenog, Manx Loaghtan, Norfolk Horn, North Ronaldsay, Portland, Soay, and Teeswater.
However, fleece from any breed of sheep that is part of the BWMB system can be sold directly to craftspeople, handspinners, and textile makers provided that the wool is to be processed by non-mechanical means.
Our understanding of the rules is that any sheep owner who is a member of the BWMB can sell small quantities of fleeces to individuals for craft and textile making.
If you are a member of the BWMB and are unsure of the rules, we urge you to contact your local BWMB representative.
Personal Information Policy
We will only collect the personal information, such as your name, email address, home or business address, telephone number, and the information about your business or activity that you give us.
We use this only for the purpose of creating a publicly accessible online directory.
Therefore, only give us information that you are willing to be made available to the public and to others listed on the Wool Directory.

We put live links to your email and website addresses. It is your reponsibilty to ensure that you have effective spam and anti-virus protection. If you wish us to remove these hyperlinks for security and to reduce unwanted spam, please email us and we will be happy to do so.

We may use your contact details to provide support, or to send updates about the Wool Directory. These updates will be kept to a minimum. It is not our intention to use your details for any other reason than maintaining the Wool Directory.  

If you ever have any concerns about your information, contact us immediately. If you ever wish to be removed from the Wool Directory, contact us via email and we will do that as soon as we can.
We must also make you aware of the following important information:
You join the Wool Directory on the understanding that CCANW and Claire Crompton are not responsible for any interactions, dealings or contacts found on or through the Wool Directory.

Your interactions with individuals and/or businesses found on or through the Wool Directory, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such individuals and/or businesses.

We will do our best to ensure listings on the Wool Directory are accurate but it remains your responsibility to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Wool Directory, CCANW or Claire Crompton. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
© CCANW and Claire Crompton 2011