Sheep were first introduced to the UK in around 4000 BC, and 2000 years later their wool was being spun to make fabrics, lambswool is one of the few textiles which is still being produced in the UK today and is a great export with over half of production going to overseas markets. The sheep that produce clothing for Cotswold Collections are in Scotland and Ireland where the winters can be wet and windy, but the sheep stay warm and dry thanks to their woolly coats. The warmth and slight water resistance is one of the great benefits to wearing lambswool, as well as its strength and durability.