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 Arbor, our DK-weight yarn, 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. Both Arbor and Vale are worsted spun in southern Maine at the historic mill, Jagger Brothers.
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 the first of our ranch specific yarns, Ranch 01. The Climate Beneficial wool used to make Ranch 01 was shorn from sheep raised on the lands of Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California.