Further investigations lead me to discover that today is the start of Wool Week. Prince Charles is supporting a campaign to promote wool as fashionable, eco-friendly and a hard-wearing alternative to cheaper 'throw-away' garments. It is hoped that wool will make a fashion comeback, to stop the dwindling demand and falling prices. Savile Row, one of London's most famous tailoring streets was closed to traffic today, turfed over, and brightly dyed sheep were allowed to graze. I was shocked to read that many farmers have been burning fleeces because of the low prices. Can you imagine a world without wool? Woolless sheep are apparently being bred. What better reason could there be to get out your knitting needles and go and buy some wool?
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