Tonight I have a report on the Fabulous Fleece company - www.fabulousfleececompany.co.uk
Over a lunch of delicious home-made vegetable soup on Monday 21st October 2013, I met Lucy Wright at her home in South Norfolk. Lucy is the owner of the Fabulous Fleece company, which sells a wide range of gorgeous sheepskins, skins and leather goods.
Gorgeous leather bags, complete with her Fabulous Fleece logo
Several bad falls from horses caused her to rethink her working life. Starting with four sheepskins, she sold them, bought another eight, sold them and the business has grown organically from there.
She uses local people's skills to produce her fire pipes and leather goods, and all the sheepskins are sourced from sheep in East Anglia. A local artist also designed her Fabulous fleece logo, (see leather bag above).
The Reindeer hides are all from the Sami tribe in Finland; a wild and meat managed herd where the tribes people live with their animals.
A pile of Reindeer skins
The Blesbok and Springbok are types of antelope from South Africa, these do sell particularly well online and in London, but it is the Reindeer and good old sheepskins that she sells the most of.
Springbok hide - note the tail!
I had a lovely afternoon, in enjoyable company, talking about Lucy's company and horses along with her faithful friend Ruby the Lurcher, who certainly enjoys the fleeces as much as anyone!
Thank you Lucy and Ruby.
If you want any more information or to place an order then please just visit her website for details. Please mention the blog on contacting her - Thank you.