Project Overview

The 'Made with Wool' project aims to improve people's understanding of this great fibre, support innovative solutions to supply chain challenges, facilitate new products, and facilitate collaboration across the whole chain "From Fleece to Finish"

The project wants to work with people and businesses to realise the potential of wool as a natural, sustainable and versatile material.

Menter Môn is the lead partner, with British Wool (BW), The BioComposites Centre at Bangor University and the Wool Testing Authority (WTA) at Caernarfon, WTA being our delivery partners.

British Wool is a farmers cooperative representing 35,000 UK wool producers. ‘BW’ structure consists of 9 regions of which 2 are in Wales (Welsh Northern and Welsh Southern). Each region has a farmer elected board member responsible for representing wool producers interests at board level.
The BioComposites Centre at Bangor University has been at the forefront of research, development, and the commercial application of bio-based alternatives to synthetic materials in manufacturing and industry.

The Wool Testing Authority’s base for the Northern Hemisphere is at Caernarfon. The company provides an objective, cost effective wool testing service with independence and integrity assured.


Project Deliverables

Wool Testing

Free of charge wool testing will be offered to farmers, earmarked funding of £20K

Product Development

Develop 5 new commercial products with distinct end uses (prototypes). Pilot high value innovative products made using Welsh wool.

Scoping Studies

The project will collect new ideas on topics that is a barrier for business development within the supply chain.


Bringing people together to realise new collaborations with numerous networking opportunities linking stakeholders together and expanding networks through the cluster group. 

Learning & Mentorship Scheme

Learning experiences in workshops, site visits and training events.


Develop a shared vision for the sector in Wales developed by the Welsh Wool Cluster members.