Monkstone Knitwear was founded in 2010.
The bespoke design process began the moment the Monkstone Flock was established by Richard Reed and the whole story began.
We log the whole process from lambing to shearing and adding to the flock.
Monkstone Knitwear was launched in 2011.
The most important part of Monkstone Knitwear is that it is constantly evolving, and we want you to feel part of the story.
The design process for Monkstone Knitwear mirrors that of the farm, using the developing ideas and methods associated with the principles of permaculture. Our design methods have been adapted to work with the wool in a way that is sustainable and natural. This enhances the biodiversity of the farm and we keep to low impact design methods as much as possible. The yarns that the Monkstone Flock offer are Welsh Black Mountain, Coloured Dorsets and Natural Dorsets. Each season we design based on the yarns we have from the sheep.
Local farmers also donate the fleeces from local flocks, but we do state when we have used these and also we credit the kind farmers who help the Monkstone project. We use the best local shearers, experienced spinners and a great local factory and hand knitters to make the finished garments.
Design local. Made to order.