New Herdy Throws - Designed with the environment in mind
Designed for longevity, our cotton throws are woven with yarn made from recycled, pre-consumer cotton, making good use of waste materials left over from the fashion industry.
Our wool throws are made from a combination of pre and post consumer wool fibre combined with recycled plastic bottles.
Whilst making sure we help keep you toasty in the colder months we also want to do our bit for the environment. The more we all re-use and recycle, the better it is for the world around us.
The wool-based ‘Line’ throw is composed of 70% recycled wool and 25% recycled polyester (plastic bottles), 5% other fibre.
What is pre-consumer recycling?
Our cotton throws are manufactured through a process called pre-consumer recycling. Pre-consumer recycled material is defined as “material that has never reached the end-user”.
Recycled Cotton Cycle
The largest source for recycled cotton is pre-consumer waste, such as cutting scraps produced in garment manufacturing by the fashion industry. From here, the material scraps are collected and sorted. The material is chopped and the fibres opened. This material is then combined with recycled polyester (plastic bottles) and spun into yarn.
What is post-consumer recycling?
A mechanical process that returns used garments to the raw fibre state and turns the fibre into yarn to produce new products.
Recycled Wool Cycle
Garments are sorted into yarn type and colour, unravelled and cleaned ready for carding and spinning into yarn. This process produces 37kg less CO2 and uses 500 litres per Kg less than turning virgin wool fibre into garments.
Recycled Polyester Cycle
Used plastic bottles are collected and cleaned, then chopped into flakes. The flakes are melted and then extruded into fibres which are spun into yarn. For coloured fibre, pigments are added at this stage and then the material is extruded into coloured fibres. The coloured fibres can then be spun into pure polyester yarn.
Made in Britain
Herdy is proud to have a long history of working with British manufacturers. Our new collection of throws are expertly crafted by a family-owned, English weaving mill, dating back to the 1800’s.
British manufacturing is amongst the best in the world and renowned for its craftsmanship. By buying British, you are investing in quality products that will last.
Another big advantage in buying British is the environmental impact. Products and materials travel less which reduces the overall carbon footprint of a product. By buying British and opting for quality products that will last, we can all help to do our bit for the environment.
- Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined.
- The fashion industry is responsible for 8% of carbon emissions.
- Fast fashion shipping is accountable for 20% to 35% of microplastic found in the ocean.
- The fast fashion industry is responsible for ⅓ of industrial water pollution.
Sustainable and durable
We all know how important it is to care for the planet, especially when making purchases for the home. The recycled fibres used in our wool throws have been proven by the IWTO to have the potential to last around 20-30 years. It’s good to know that these comfy throws could be used in our homes for decades.
Discover the range
Whether you prefer a neutral pallet or a pop of colour we’ve got it covered with Herdy’s new range of throws.
Made from recycled wool Herdy’s Line design throws are available in dark and light grey versions. Finely crafted, these beautiful throws have a brushed finish and fringed edge detail. The stunning design features Herdy on the fells of the Lake District and is woven using a jacquard weaving technique making it a reversible, two in one design.
Beautifully made from super-soft, recycled cotton, Herdy’s ‘Flock’ throws have a snuggly, brushed finish and feature a blanket stitch edge detail. The jacquard weaving technique creates a two-in-one design, with bold colour on one side and a subtler outline on the reverse. This fun and colourful throw features Sheppy keeping his eye on the flock; will you be able to spot him?
Wrap yourself in Herdy’s smile. Herdy’s ‘Hello’ throw is unapologetically bold, luxuriously soft and perfect for a cosy evening snuggled up on the sofa. Made from super-soft recycled cotton, this design has a snuggly, brushed finish and features a blanket stitch edge detail. The jacquard weaving technique creates a reversible design, available in four ewe-nique colours.