The Fleece Shop was developed in 2020 in response to a growing need from both buyers and sellers of quality fleece for a simple, consistent and informative online resource for buying and selling their fleeces securely online.
Historically, craftspeople have struggled with misinformation and disappointment when buying fleeces online for their work, whether it be fleeces not being as described, or being disappointed with the quality, having bought online "in good faith".
We realise that working with fleece is such a tangible experience and so it can be quite a difficult product to buy online. That's why we've endeavoured to provide as much detail as possible on the fleeces listed on The Fleece Shop, including photos of the actual fleece, staple length, breed, weight, colour, age, and lots more.
We make it easy for fleece producers too. We realise that farmers are too busy (and exhausted!) after shearing time and simply haven't got the time to get on with selling online. That's why we've made it easy to list fleeces on our website, providing shortcuts and tools to make the process as efficient as possible.
By offering this service to producers of quality fleeces, we hope to not only reduce the amount of fleeces that get thrown away every year, but also help generate a little extra revenue for those producers too.
If you are interested in finding out more about selling your fleece on The Fleece Shop, please visit our seller information pages.