woollen mill

Annie Studholme, Coldstream Corriedales, Ashburton

The Ashford Wool Story

Ashford wool sliver is 100% grown and processed in New Zealand. Because we want to provide our customers with the best quality product we now manage the whole process from the fibre selection to processing – from farm to fibre artist.
We buy directly from specialty sheep breeders or through a wool buyer to source the right quality fibre. From sheep farms in the South Island of New Zealand we only accept wool from grass-fed sheep, free from mulesing. We select only wool with good length (free from breaks), high bulk, brightness, very low vegetable matter and within the correct micron range. New Zealand has a temperate climate so the sheep spend all year in the grassy pastures resulting in wool that is free of dust, dirt and thistles.