For The Love Of Fibre

For Over 70 Years, Creswick Woollen Mills has led the way for woollen mills in Australia producing and sourcing products that are made from natural fibres including merino wool, possum, alpaca, cashmere, cotton and bamboo, woven into sophisticated modern designs.

Throughout our history we have built a reputation for superior quality and innovation. Here, we share our knowledge on the correct preparation of each wool type to ensure your natural fibre product are of the highest possible quality and last a lifetime.

What is GSM?

At Creswick Woollen Mills, we are the experts on natural fibres. This is our reputation, so understandably we are frequently asked questions regarding the GSM on all our woollen homewares such as blankets, quilts, and throws.

So, if you’re here for answers… you’ve come to the right place!

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Fall in Love This Picnic Season

It's always picnic season in Australia - especially when international travel is off the agenda at the moment.

We've put together our Top 10 reasons why you should grab the rug and get out there .... 

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Our Use of Recycled Wool

Recycled wool is one of the world's best natural fibres to create our woollen outdoor homewares!

Just like wool, recycled wool is soft, durable, breathable, and naturally stain-resistant but is also great for the environment. 

Read more about Creswick's use of recycled wool.

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Care Instructions For Possum Fibre

As with any delicate natural fibre – Possum fibre will need to be cared for properly to maintain its advantageous qualities.

Follow our care instructions carefully to ensure the longevity of your beautiful possum piece from Creswick Woollen Mills.

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Lambswool vs Merino Wool

Believe it or not, many people tend to think wool is wool and that's the end of it!

The truth is, there are different types of wool, each with varying benefits and different production processes.

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Why we use Wool at Creswick Woollen Mills

Using wool allows for environmental sustainability, as well as being a natural, 100% biodegradable fibre.

Find out the other reasons we use wool at Creswick Woollen Mills.

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The Preparation Processes of Wool

Understand the preparation processes on how wool is prepared here at Creswick Woollen Mills for the products we all love!

Learn our step-by-step preparation for wool when recycled or boiled.

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The Benefits of Sleeping with Wool

Discover the benefits of sleeping with wool.

Wool is one of the most breathable and absorbent natural fibres available - by maintaining a drier microclimate, wool keeps you warmer for longer.

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The Benefits of Wearing Wool

Australia is dominant in the fine wool apparel industry.

Read more on the benefits of wearing wool and why exactly it has been such a popular fibre to produce apparel for many years.

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The Best Ways to Care for Your Wool

Differentiate between how to care for your woollen homewares & apparel instead of those synthetic fibres.

Learn how best to maintain and maximise durability for all your woollen purchases.

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Care Instructions for Washing Wool Garments

Understand the alternative techniques when washing your woollen clothing.

Further learn how to reduce pilling when cleaning your favourite wool products!

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The Manufacturing Process of Blankets and Throws

Have a look at the steps towards how Australian wool is manufactured, processed & transformed into the quality apparel and homewares we at Creswick Woollen Mills have been made famous for since 1947.

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Our Use of Australia’s finest Alpaca Wool

Creswick has over 70 years of experience in the wool and milling industry.

This has led to Creswick’s premium Alpaca collection with an extensive range using Australia’s finest Alpaca wool.

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Care Instructions for Alpaca Wool Products

Following the correct care instruction will add years to your product and keep its soft and luxurious feel.

Here is the best way to look after your Alpaca products.

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Australia’s Sustainable Alpaca Industry

Australia’s alpaca farming has earned worldwide respect for its responsible farming approach to make it a genuinely sustainable commercial rural industry.

Learn about alpaca's in Australia, their reward to farmers and the massive product export opportunities they provide to Australia.

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Alpaca's Environmental Impact

Alpacas have many unique attributes, making them an eco-friendly animal, ideal for today’s environmentally aware farmer.

Read here about the benefits of alpaca's when considering future environmental sustainability. 

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Huacaya and Suri Alpaca Wool

There are two breeds of Alpaca, with their woollen coat’s length and fineness, the main noticeable difference between them.

Discover the benefits and purposes of the different alpaca fibres.

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Australian Alpaca Wool Homewares, Apparel and Accessories

Our alpaca fibre homewares range includes light and super-warm quilts, soft and colourful blankets and stylish and trendy throws rugs.

Alpaca Fibre is renowned for high tensile strength, durability and is ideal for apparel, knitwear and accessories.

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Understanding Microns

Do you ever get confused if a higher micron is better or is it the lower number, the finer the wool?

Here we simply break down the difference in the microns of wool for you. 

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