"Trawlerman" Crew Neck Sweater: The Black Welsh
• Classic Crew Neck Design
• Aero’s “Best of British Breeds” Black Welsh Wool
• 100% Natural Undyed Triple Ply Organic Wool
• Sheared and Spun in The UK
• Knitted in Scotland
Exclusive to Aero: The Trawlerman: Recreated from our archives, the first ever design from Aero Knitwear back in 1987 and not made since 1992. Originally copied from an old Herring Fisherman’s sweater. We felt the design is long overdue to be re-introduced. Knitted in “Black Welsh "Best of British Breeds" Wool.
THE WOOL: This unique sweater has been knitted here in the heart of Scotland using undyed, natural raw organic wool, ethically sourced, sheared and spun in the UK from a selection of unique native breeds. The fibre has been processed using traditional time-honoured techniques with an emphasis on sustainability and a low environmental impact. The absence of any dyeing process allows the natural colours, nuances and shades of each “Best of British” breeds to be reflected in the finished garment.
THE BLACK WELSH: The Black Welsh Mountain Sheep graze freely on the hills of Wales. They are a young breed and fairly rare, the worldwide population is only 10000 and The Breeders' Society for Black Welsh Mountain Sheep is barely 100 years old They are small and hardy, their wool is sufficiently fine, soft and densely stapled to be regarded as a speciality type, highly regarded in USA, Canada and Japan. Their wool now commands its own grade by the Wool Marketing Board.