GOSTWYCK

Luxury Super 170´s suiting

by

HOLLAND & SHERRY

This season Holland & Sherry proudly present a new and exclusive collection of fabrics produced from Gostwyck superfine Saxon merino wool. Being the only merchant with exclusive rights to this product, this wool become a core source for other qualities in our collection over the coming years.

HISTORY

Gostwyck is owned and managed by the fifth generation of the original purchaser Henry Dangar. Dangar bought the farm, located in the New England Tablelands in South Wales, in 1834 from another pioneer, Edward Gotstwyck Cory, hence the name. In 1854 Dangar went to Saxony in Germany and bought 28 rams. These rams were escorted to Australia in the care of two Saxon shepherds who later stayed on and made a new life in Australia.

THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE FABRICS

in this collection have full traceability; meaning there is documented and recorded identificationof all processes from shheep to cloth.

Nothing is left to chance. Every fleece is tested and shearing so we can guarantee that the garments made from Gostwyck merino are comfortable and long lasting.

ANIMAL TREATMENT

With a rotational grazing sheep management system in place, animal stress is minimised or eliminated. This means that:

  • The sheep do not graze on any one pasture for any great length of tome. This prevents the land from being stripped of nutrition - therefore food and water is always abundant.
  • With a rotational grazing sheep management system in place, animal stress is minimised.
  • Overall animal health is improved.
  • The use of chemicals is minimised. This ensures high quality natural pastures are available to maximise nutrition.
  • Gostwyck has constantly omproved and has a tradition of being an early adopter oc scienceand grazing developments.
  • Rotational grazing produces healthy, happy sheep. Healthy, happy sheep produce good quality wool.

THE SAXONY SHEEP ARE FAMOUS FOR PRODUCING WOOL WITH:

  • High curvature
  • Long fibre length
  • Brightness

THESE QUALITIES PROVIDE:

  • Natural elasticity
  • Improved processing performance
  • Even dyeing

THE QUALITY OF GOSTWYCK MERINO FIBRE

is the result of over 180 years expertly selecting merino sheep that produce finer, softer and whiter wool. Today the producers of Gostwyk wool produce merino which is finer than most cashmere, and has been scientifically tested as the most comfortable natural fibre. This makes Gostwyck merino cpmletely itch free.

GOSTWYCK ULTRAFINE 14,6 micron - 15,5 micron

Averaging 15 micron, Gostwyck Ultrafine can be described as being finer and more luxurious than the softest cashmere. To achieve this, great care is taken not to contaminate the wool tops with any other wool fibres coarser than 17,3 micron. These are considered too harsh and would compromise the next-to-skin comfort quality that the Gostwyck wool growers pride themselves upon.

Gostwyck Ultrfine merino has a softness and luxury feel that surpasses all expectations.

OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS,

Gostwyck merino has developed and become one of the most comfortable wools that can be worn directely next to skin with little or no irritation, and is becoming known for its next-to-skin comfort qualities. This quality is now measured and supported by tests from the WoolComfort Meter where Gostwyck merino scores at the very top of the comfort spectrum.

Gostwyck has constantly improved and has a traditionof being an early adopter of science and grazing developments.

NEXT-TO-SKIN COMFORT AND ITCH FREE

To ensure that all garments made from Gostwyck merono are itch free, every fleece is tested using a LaserScan system to determine the fibre diameter, prior to the traditional classing process at shearing.

SUSTAINABLE MERINO PRODUCTION

A balanced ecology and healthy environment takes many years of careful and patient management.

The challenges today are to imlpement sustainable grazing practices that will benefit the environment, improve our ecology and provide the best possible nutrition, welfare and health for the Gostwyck sheep.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Major changes to grazing practices have seen a steady increase in sustainibility, soil health, psture water quality. The environment and ecology greatly benefit from zhese state-of-the-art grazing systems.


Holland & Sherry is one of the most prestigious cloth weavers in the world. For over 180 years Holland & Sherry has played a leading role in supplying luxury cloths to the top end of the market and bespoke tailors.