All of the wool used in Brooklyn Tweed yarn is sourced from American raised sheep. In fact, all the processes involved in creating our yarns occur on US soil. Wool for our woolen-spun yarns, Loft, Shelter and Quarry, is sourced from Targhee-Columbia cross-bred sheep raised in Johnson County, Wyoming and spun in historic Harrisville, New Hampshire. Wool for DK-weight Arbor comes from purebred Targhee sheep grown in Montana and South Dakota. The 100% Rambouillet fleece that is spun into laceweight Vale comes from sheep on the Wyoming plains. Arbor, Peerie, and Vale are worsted spun in southern Maine at the historic Jagger Brothers mill (now called Worsted Spinning New England). DK-weight Dapple includes 60% Merino wool from Colorado and 40% Organic cotton from Texas, woolen-spun at Crescent Woolen Mills in Wisconsin. Worsted-weight Tones is also spun at Crescent Woolen Mills from 100% Columbia wool sourced from Wyoming.
Our single batch yarns are intensely local, one-off collaborations that allow us to work with specific ranches, mills, and clips of wool. Plains, the first single batch yarn we offered, was spun by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo, Wyoming with sheep in the same county providing the wool. Our efforts to support the revitalization of the American wool industry have seen to fruition in our Ranch series, a a series of small-batch ranch-specific yarns. The Climate Beneficial wool used to make Ranch 01 was shorn from sheep raised on the lands of Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California. Ranch 02: Forbes is made from 100% Rambouillet raised on the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming. Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire is made from 100% Merino wool raised in Eagle County, Colorado.