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A fashionable boost for the wool industry

Covetable knitwear to aid the Prince of Wales’s Campaign for Wool project

A fashionable boost for the wool industry

December 09 2012
Sibéal Pounder

His charities tackle education, unemployment and environmental issues, but this season the Prince of Wales is turning his attention to that annual fashion faux pas – the festive jumper. As part of his Campaign for Wool project, 12 fashion students have been paired with notable brands to create a covetable collection of knitwear.

Paul Smith and Yorkshire-born Laura Raddings Brown have collaborated on a subtle, striped design (centre in picture, £250), manufactured by Scottish label Eribé; Pringle is stocking Glasgow School of Art graduate Julia Maclean’s lambswool sweater that features the brand’s iconic argyle pattern in mohair (left in picture, £250); and Harvey Nichols has snapped up Brighton-based Tegan Kersey’s lightweight knit embellished with a silver-sequin reindeer’s head (right in picture, £195).

All sales will fund fashion education programmes across the UK and support ongoing Campaign for Wool projects, which help generate trade for businesses and farmers.