The Wool Clip was established 13 years ago when a group of women designers and handicraft producers from Cumbria (United Kingdom) set up an artisan cooperative to promote British wool and traditional craft skills. At the time they were trying to juggle their work with farming, families and other commitments. The cooperative structure was the perfect solution because it enabled them to work together and pool resources. Wool Clip now has 15 members who are actively involved in delivering workshops in the local village hall, as well as in other regions, as a way of sharing and passing on craft skills. In 2009 the enterprise won the Social Enterprise of the Year Award - “Northwest Women in Business”.
Find out more about the Wool Clip cooperative here: www.woolclip.com
Information courtesy of Cooperative News, read the full article here: http://www.thenews.coop/49980/news/co-operatives/womens-co-operative-promotes-british-wool-traditional-craft-skills/#.UxWXZ_mwbYi
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