For this limited edition yarn, Brooklyn tweed took their usual emphasis on breed-specific wool a step further by working with Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, a ranch that produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed. Through carbon farm planning and implementation, Bare Ranch is able to enhance the movement of carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere where it can be converted into usable energy by plants and animals and then deposited into the soil. Partnering with the Earth’s natural carbon cycle in a proactive manner improves the overall health of our planet, while generating naturally productive soils that support healthy sheep and the creation of quality wool.
Ranch 01 began with the sourcing of fine Rambouillet fiber at Bare Ranch. After shearing, the fiber was processed at Chargeurs in South Carolina, spun at Jagger Brothers in Maine, and then sent to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to be dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company using natural materials to achieve a palette specially curated by Brooklyn Tweed and inspired by nature.
This multi-disciplinary approach to the production of this yarn supports Brooklyn Tweed's commitment to domestic manufacturing as well as environmental stewardship. At every step along its way, this wool has been created with special care and attention.
Worsted weight, worsted-spun, 3-ply
220 yds/100 grams
Micron count is 21.8
15 naturally dyed colors plus undyed (natural)
100% Rambouillet sourced from Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, along the Nevada border
Scoured in South Carolina
Spun in Maine
Dyed in Pennsylvania