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Batch Innes-1

Please click for the page listing all WeatherWool Fabric Batches.

BATCH INNES-1 is a new approach for us, and for Innes Ranch!

Until 2024, all our Fabric Batches have contained wool from the shearing of a single year and multiple ranches.  But Batch Innes-1 Fabric is to be made 100% from Innes Ranch fiber.  Innes Ranch produces roughly 20,000 pounds (9000 kg) of raw wool per year.  Combining the 2023 and 2024 Innes clips gets us to a total quantity large enough that we can make single-source Fabric and single-source garments.

Bob Innes has been running sheep his whole life, and he is now in his 70s.  Until he began to work with us in 2022, he never knew what happened to his wool after he sold it.  And actually that is the normal case for America's Sheep Ranchers.  But with Batch 9, Bob was able to handle some Fabric made partly with his fiber.  Sometime in 2025, Bob will hopefully be wearing garments made from Batch Innes-1 ... garments made solely from his own fiber.

The Innes-1 Batch Tags will be different from all previous Batch Tags, which are  small simple tags, located under the size tag, and bearing a number signifying the Batch.  The Innes-1 Batch Tags will be more like a label than a tag.  We haven't decided yet exactly how the tag will look, but it will bear the following info:

  • Fabric Batch Innes-1
  • perhaps 2023-2024
  • Gillette, Wyoming
  • One of the Innes Brands.  Innes Ranch has three different brands officially registered with the State of Wyoming.  These Brands can only be used with permission, which Bob has granted to us

We probably won't have any Innes-1 Fabric until March of 2025.  But ... we'll see!!


11 June 2024 --- Ralph