A hardy, sustainable, traceable sweater celebrating the best of British wool and manufacturing
In 2018, we set ourselves a creative challenge: could we design and produce a 100% wool, 100% British garment from scratch which was completely traceable, and had full manufacturing transparency, from sheep to finished sweater? The result of that challenge is Coracle.
Designed by, and exclusive to KDD, Coracle's production begins with a top-quality blend of BFL and fine Masham fleeces, selected from flocks raised to high environmental and welfare standards in Yorkshire. From sheep to skein, all processes in the production of the yarn used in Coracle are then carried out within a fully traceable 50 mile radius. Coracle's yarn is spun by innovative worsted specialists, Laxtons, and the sweaters are expertly machine knitted and finished in the Midlands.
A traditional coracle is a vessel, made from sustainable, natural materials, which carries transient human bodies, and which, as a made-thing, sits very lightly both on the earth and water. These are the values and characteristics of our coracle too.
For the design, development and production of Coracle, KDD was proud to receive the 2019 Scottish Business and Product innovation award from the Federation of Small Business.
You can read more about the Coracle project here.
Coracle's sizing is very generous and will comfortably fit UK 8 to 20
Size 1 fits UK 8-10; size 2 fits UK 12-14; size 3 fits UK 16-20
Fenella and Kate are UK 8 and wear size 1 in faded rose
Jane is UK 12 and wears a size 2 in blue dusk
Felix is UK 20 and wears a size 3 in faded rose