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“MY BEAUTIFUL STORY”
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EVEN NOW I CAN'T QUITE BELIEVE I HAVE ARRIVED HERE...

with a thriving business selling the most heavenly socks and a small herd of Angora goats who look as bemused about it all as I am.

It all started 20 years ago, when I was filming a TV documentary in the west of Scotland and came across what looked like six bedraggled sheep but were in fact long haired goats, Angora goats. They had been imported from Texas by a farmer hoping to cash in on the rising price of Mohair. What he hadn't reckoned on was the Scottish climate. An Angora goat's natural habitat is mountainous, cold and dry, certainly not wet. They originate from the high Himalayas.

In short the goats were looking for a new home. I had just moved into a 200 acre farm on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors and had a large dry barn where, in the blink of an eye, six goats suddenly turned into thirty (thanks to my two determined boy goats, Bert and Willy). I then had to begin the serious business of getting to know them all.

THE SOFTEST NATURAL FIBRE

Like many people, I had always thought Mohair was cheap and scratchy so was staggered to discover that in fact the best Mohair is one of the world’s most luxurious natural fibres. The ringlets I was shearing off my goats twice a year were certainly luxurious, thick, silky soft and the fibre began to pile up. I didn’t know what to do with it all. I certainly couldn’t throw it out.

And then I was given a present of a pair of socks made from Mohair.

Me and Dougie caught in a summer cloudburst on the Yorkshire moors

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I DIDN'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT MY FEET.

They were warm all day thanks to my socks. At night I didn’t want to take my socks off. Unbelievably they weren’t a bit clammy. They still felt fresh.

Soon everyone I gave these socks to were hooked. I went on the hunt for a knitter. I was in business.

Since those early days, my little goats have sadly got older just as my socks sales have started to soar.

Me and Dougie caught in a summer cloudburst on the Yorkshire moors

MY NEW RANGE OF DAY AND CITY SOCKS IS NOW MADE FROM THE FINEST, SILKIEST KID MOHAIR IMAGINABLE

I am sourcing the best Mohair in the world from select South African farms. Kid Mohair is of course extremely valuable . It has to be handled with great care.

The socks you will be buying from me are not only covetable but divine to wear.

I have always loved the intimacy of natural fibres. Their beauty and feel are unequalled. They are also one of our world’s most sustainable natural resources.

What you see here and can buy is naturally, the best.


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