It's April already and #fashionrevolutionweek2020    The world is a different place to this time last year. Many people are having time to take a breath, and take stock of some global issues that we often glance at, but don't look too deeply into. The issue of...
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Where does the time go???

February 23, 2020
I have been thinking it was time to write another wee episode for our blog. I couldn't believe it was October when I last sat down to do this!! It got me thinking, "Where does the time go?"...
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October newsletter time...

October 17, 2019
The year is speeding by and we are busy weaving and making stock for our coming busy season. One would think that winter would be the busy time for woollen textile manufacturers, but actually the busy time for us spans November through to May - the tourist season, and then h...
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Go Sweet Spot

October 17, 2019
One of the things that has concerned me for some time is the simple act of posting our orders away in plastic satchels - so a couple of weeks ago I did something about it. We joined the team at www.gosweetspot.com, a 100% New Zealand owned and managed company started by some...
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Wool, wool, wool....

October 4, 2019
Our business, McLean & Co weaves contemporary textiles using  New Zealand wool and traditional tweed and tartan patterns. Our textiles are limited edition, created in an ethical and sustainable manner; valuing the looms, the woollen fibre we use, and the people we work ...
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August 2019 newsletter

August 5, 2019
Writing a newsletter is scary - I receive newsletters from a few organisations and companies and I am always interested in the written and visual content - and most of them look so amazingly perfect, well-polished and confident. Tonight I finished our August newsletter and t...
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People often ask "What is slow fashion?" Quite simply, slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion. It means you choose to buy less, purchasing better quality, classic pieces which add value to your wardrobe. It me...
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Whatever you want to call it, we love Halfbred yarn. It's soft, durable, lively; a real pleasure to weave and wear. Halfbred growers tell us that they are kind sheep, with a good nature. Here's a little bit of history for you... The Halfbred, or ‘colonial’ Halfbred, shee...
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The Ōamaru couple bringing back traditional textiles by Sue Hoffart / 13 October 2018   Sue and Rod McLean hand weave traditional textiles in their Ōamaru workshop using three cast-iron looms that are more than 100 years old. Photo/David Atkinson Patience, resilience ...
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