Ross Barr named in top 30 British Knitwear Brands

British knitwear is world-renowned. It’s no wonder – the mechanical knitting machine was invented in England and the oldest operating factory in the world is owned by a knitwear manufacturer – John Smedley.

When it comes to quality, British knitwear can’t be beaten. Whether it’s menswear, womenswear or childrenswear; hand or machine knitted; cashmere, wool or cotton; heritage brand or start-up; there’s a British knit for everyone.

If you’re looking for the best British knitwear brands, you’ll love our ultimate list. Presented in alphabetical order…

Our founder cycles 90 miles for The Princes Trust in Palace2Palace!

On the 1st of October, I will be cycling 90 miles in the Palace to Palace event from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. 

3 years ago, I approached The Prince's Trust with my company idea for Ross Barr.  The Trust were the only ones who said yes.  

After having gone through the Enterprise program and then through to their panel, the company got the go ahead to receive funding and mentoring . 

Since then, it has been a whirlwind and an amazing adventure.  However, the thing that has meant the most to me is the support from people at the Trust. 

They have not only launched my company, they saved me.  Which is evident from the 1 million people they have helped and supported over their 40 year history. 

It costs £2000 to have an Enterprise course, so via your donation, you will be helping someone like me launch their own company. 

Everyone who knows me will know I am not really athletic. In fact the only time I have been on a bike was in the gym.  However, when I was asked to cycle the Palace to Palace as a Young Ambassador, I saw it as a way to say thank you to the countless people who have supported me and to help the next entrepreneur. 

The Prince's Trust help young people through all of their programs which help them  reach their full potential and until belief and self confidence in everything they do.  Their staff and army of volunteers don't just believe in 2nd chances.  They believe in giving a young person as many chances as it takes to get them to believe in themselves and be happy. 

So please, donate as much as you can as I get ready to do my ultimate test.

Campaign for Wool; "Super Fine Merino wool improved the skin irritation within a matter of 3 – 6 weeks”

At the IWTO 2017 conference, held in Harrogate at the beginning of May, one of the presentations was on wellness and the benefits of wool-on-skin. Presented by Angus Ireland (Australian Wool Innovation & IWTO) he explained the benefits of Super Fine Merino wool and reduced skin irritation such as eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD).

Perfect excuse to wear our Elliot! 

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Our Founder 57th most Eligible Bachelor in the World!

Last month, 100 of the worlds most eligible bachelors gathered at Cafe de Paris in London. 

One of them was our founder, Ross Barr-Hoyland who was placed 57th. 

The event was to thrown by Attitude magazine to celebrate the third anniversary of Marriage equality in the United Kingdom. 

Click on the link to see who else was part of the list.