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Pure Wool Baby Shawl

W01040

Undyed, soft, traditional Shetland style Merino lambswool knitted Baby Shawl made in England for generations...

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A traditional heirloom blanket knitted from soft, pure new merino lambswool. Based on antique designs in Nottingham, these delicate 2 ply blankets will be happily passed down the generations.

Our Nottingham manufacturers have been making these special shawls for the babies of celebrities and royalty alike for many years. They were chosen by the royal family as the manufacturers for the creation of a receiving blanket for HRH Prince William and more recently for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. We are very proud that we have also been chosen by the wider family to supply a receiving blanket for Prince George (as well as other cashmere bedding).

Larger than average 122 cm x 122 cm (48" x 48") 100% Pure Softest Lambswool.

The colour of this enormously popular Christening Shawl is a Natural Cream Ecru. It is unbleached and undyed lambswool.  

Hand wash with an approved wool detergent. We highly recommend Aller Wash. This is a wonderful all natural detergent that cleans brilliantly, is completely safe for your baby, smells heavenly and deters house dust mites: Allerwash

Please note that these shawls are of the highest quality and are made of pure natural lambswool. They are not thick, warm blankets (we do plenty of warmer baby blankets and shawls too). These are fine delicate heirloom heritage pieces.

 

LOOKING FOR A WHITER BABY SHAWL FOR A CHRISTENING?

If you are looking for a whiter shawl, we have more in this section:

Our Traditional Ivory Wool Baby Shawl version of the pure wool shawl is whiter than this one but not a bright white. This would be considered acceptable for traditional Christenings but, if set against bright white cotton clothing, it will appear a more ivory colour. You may also consider our Cashmere Lace Baby Shawl which is softer than both of the lambswool shawls and of a similar level of "whiteness" to the next shawl, which is is our Receiving Blanket in Wool / Cotton Blend This is closer to white and it would be strange not to consider this "white" for Christening purposes; however, because it contains wool (and you cannot bleach wool), if you really need a shawl in a bright modern white, we would recommend our Cotton Christening Shawl

Our wool and cashmere christening shawls are of the highest quality and are entirely natural products. If you want a  warm baby blanket or warm baby shawl, you can find plenty in our baby bedding section to suit every price range, but the baby shawls here made in England are fine, delicate, heritage pieces that are practical yet also make a wonderful family heirloom. Yes, our lambswool christening blankets are soft, but softer than lambswool is cashmere, as, of course, is brushed cotton. Yet cotton does not last like wool or cashmere: it is heavier, not nearly so warm and needs much more frequent washing. Man-made fibres can be softer than a lot of cashmere but man-made fibres are just not the same. Man-made fibres, as well as being derived from crude oil and non-sustainable, are not breathable like wool. Also they have neither the handle nor the natural safety of natural wool and have to be drenched in chemicals to make them fire retardant. Such chemicals are capable of causing skin conditions and hypersensitivity, especially in babies. Wool is simply, naturally safer! When considering one of our baby shawls, please don't compare apples with oranges!

Additional Information

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SKU W01040
Colour Natural Cream
Size 122 x 122cm (48' x 48')
Product Care Handwash
Made In England
Composition Merino

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UK DELIVERY

We guarantee all weekday orders placed by 2pm with express delivery are dispatched same day.

Orders with Free or Economy delivery may be dispatched within 2-3 days (usually sooner) but please note that we don't dispatch orders at weekends or on English public holidays.


DELIVERY METHODS

We use Royal Mail Tracked services (1st and 2nd Class) and Interlink Express Courier.


INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Orders going overseas are usually dispatched within the same time frame as UK delivery but for more far-flung destinations may take an extra day or two. We use various carriers depending on the parcel size, destination and time of year.


GENERAL RETURNS POLICY

You can exchange or return your items up to 28 days from the date of dispatch.  As long as we receive the returned item in saleable condition as "new" with the original packaging we will arrange a refund or exchange (subject to stock availability) within 30 days. From 28 days to 56 days we can offer an exchange. (If you require a longer returns period please contact us before placing the order and we will do our best to help you.) 

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Feefo Reviews - Average 96% (94 reviews)

Pure Wool Baby Shawl

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Feefo Reviews - Average 96% (94 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
06-Apr-2018 Service:

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Service rating : beautiful shawl. delivered within three days.
Product : exactly what I wanted for my new grandchild.
10-Mar-2018 Service:

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Service rating : She hey managed to find and replace the baby shawl I accidentally put through the washing machine! The customer service was fab in locating the exact same shawl for me and delivery was speedy.
Product : Mybaby girl loves her shawl! It’s soft, large and durable. Just don’t put...
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03-Mar-2018 Service:

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Service rating : I bought two woollen blankets for the baby - which seems to be not as soft for the skin and I also bough one merino wool blanket, which seems to be very thin.
I was a little disappointed as it was advertised that order over £70 would be delivered for free, however I was charged...
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28-Feb-2018 Service:

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Service rating : Livraison ultra rapide
Produits de qualité Quoique chers
Product : Très beau produit, attention au risque de s'effilocher
23-Feb-2018 Service:

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Service rating : This was my second time buying for you. Ordering was easy and my purchases were delivered promptly.
Product : Soft, cosy and cumfy baby shawl
20-Feb-2018 Service:

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Lovely shawl and very prompt delivery!
08-Feb-2018 Service:

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Service rating : Delivery service was very good. However I didn’t like the products and returned them back. The company didn’t contact me either on phone or email to inform me that they received the products back
Product : I didn’t like the shawl as I expected it different and softer
25-Oct-2017 Service:

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Excellent service. Lovely well priced product
30-Sep-2017 Service:

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Service rating : Fast dispatch and delivery, great email service keeping you updated at all times.
Product : Soft, beautiful wool - the design is gorgeous and it is so soft, just right for a baby.
Arrived well protected in a box parcel, wrapped in tissue paper. So well presented.
Thank you.
21-Mar-2017 Service:

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Service rating : The item we purchased is beautiful and we will recommend this site to everyone we know. We will purchase again in the near future :)
Product : Great Product and great service we will be back in the near future :)
25-Feb-2017 Service:

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Service rating : Excellent service. The web site worked and the order arrived quickly
Product : A (rather reliable) little old bird told me that a member of the Middleton family bought one of these each for Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a a receiving blanket so I got one for a friend's...
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16-Feb-2017 Service:

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Service rating : The shawl is lovely and arrived promptly. My daughter is delighted with it; perfect for keeping a new baby cosy.
Product : I have told you already. what more can I say, other than that the shawl is beautiful.
25-Jan-2017 Service:

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Well done. We had to return two baby shawls because of family muddle over Christmas gifts and then when that was sorted, getting the wrong colour and having to return it for the right colour. You were patient and helpful. Thank you.
16-Nov-2016 Service:

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Prompt delivery
14-Sep-2016 Service:

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Beautiful quality shawl and blanket, would recommend. Also received quickly via courier.
08-Sep-2016 Service:

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Absolutely delighted! Beautiful quality shawl which arrived even earlier than expected. A gift for a first baby whose mother is over the moon!. I shall use the company again, and would recommend you without reservation. Thank you so much
05-Sep-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Very efficient delivery. Beautifully presented in gift box
Product : The shawl is beautiful. My family is originally from Nottingham so I was delighted to discover this and help keep the traditional pattern and skills alive. My god daughter cannot wait to wrap her new baby in it when...
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01-Sep-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Easy process
Product : Beautiful shawl ,the right size ,soft and the perfect colour .
30-Aug-2016 Service:

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Service rating : As always, very easy to order and fast delivery
Product : This is a present for a new born . I had expected the shawl to be slightly thicker ( I used to have Shetland ones for my children, made to the same pattern) but it's beautiful and very soft, the lovely quality of undied wool.
06-Aug-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Your international delivery was faster than we get from state to state in Australia. Thankyou so much for your excellent service.
Product : The baby shawl I bought is exactly what I expected. It is beautiful, thank you.
16-Jul-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Very prompt, good communication.
Product : It is for a gift, so have left it in it's packaging. Looks fine though.
23-Jun-2016 Service:

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Service rating : The website was feeling bolshy and wouldn't let me complete my purchase so I rang the company and a very nice lady put it through for me.
Product : I love these for a new baby and think that it makes a special present.
22-May-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Very good service indeed. Prompt delivery and extremely well packed and shawl came in a lovely presentation box.
Product : Beautiful shawl, so well made and such good value for money.
19-May-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Very good easy to use website, excellent product description and faster than expected delivery with email updates
Product : Mother of the baby delighted wth shawl, a supplement to the 35yr old handknitted pure fine baby wool one that had been kept from her own babyhood, but...
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15-May-2016 Service:

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Service rating : A good friendly efficient company
Product : Just as described with lovely packaging.
14-May-2016 Service:

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Fast delivery excellent service
02-May-2016 Service:

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Service rating : I have still not received my delivery 10 days later, I says on the website, 3 - 5 days after dispatch??
Product : I have not received this item
I have just tracked your order and see it was delivered in America yesterday. The chosen postage method of Royal Mail to the USA can take upto 10 working days - I see it took 6 working days on this occasion. I hope you are pleased with the items purchased and we will always quote for faster delivery... Read More.
09-Apr-2016 Service:

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Service rating : The web site was easy to use and the purchase was fine. It would have been good to have been told when the gift arrived. I guess I am used to Amazon and you get more follow up with them.
Product : I was looking for a quality gift for a friend who just had a baby overseas. The...
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08-Apr-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Perfectly good communication. Good service.
Product : This shawl is spider web fine and reminds me of shawls from the 50's. It is absolutely beautiful and I can't believe how cheap it was!
04-Apr-2016 Service:

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Service rating : I could not track my parcel delivery on the web site or through Royal Mail for some reason. I used the live chat facility and had an immediate and effective response. Thank you so much
Product : I sent the baby shawl to my son and daughter in law as a gift, they tell me the shawl...
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16-Mar-2016 Service:

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Service rating : great service
Product : Really beautiful and great quality, can't wait to use it
11-Mar-2016 Service:

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Service rating : The shawl came very quickly, nicely wrapped and smelling lovely! Lovely company to deal with.
Product : Beautiful shawl made by GHHurt of Nottingham where we come from!. Bought for new grandson and daughter very pleased to keep the new baby cosy and warm. He seems to love it...
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27-Feb-2016 Service:

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Service rating : Prompt delivery. Neatly presented and packaged.
Product : Beautiful
24-Feb-2016 Service:

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Service rating : The hardest part about the site was trying to choose what to pick, everything was simple. Delivery was fast and efficient, absolutely delighted with the baby shawl we choose and we are sure it will become a family heirloom of the future BEAUTIFUL
Product : This shawl is delicate,...
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17-Feb-2016 Service:

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Service rating : speedy service, came packaged in a lovely box too!
Product : Brilliant item! soft, beautiful, warm knitted lace. Wonderfully traditional almost like it was hand knitted with much love. Really thrilled with it.
31-Jan-2016 Service:

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Service rating : It's ok always room for improvement
Product : Love it always buy for new mums I know
23-Jan-2016 Service:

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Service rating : s o prompt.
Product : This shawl is to replace the one my Mother had knitted for my son, which got used too much.!She would be delighted with the standard of this shawl. Thank you.
15-Jan-2016 Service:

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Service rating : VERY GOOD
Product : FIRST CLASS
02-Dec-2015 Service:

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Service rating : The website did not accept my address, so I called The Wool Company and they apologised and took my order immediately. Extremely polite, friendly, professional and helpful.
Product : Beautifully gift wrapped, simple, but totally appropriate for the item. The shawl is exactly what I...
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05-Nov-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Great Service
Product : Lovely shawl although more delicate than I anticipated
16-Oct-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Well packaged.
Product : Exactly as described and pictured. Receives many compliments. This is the second one I have bought.
14-Oct-2015 Service:

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Service rating : I orders and it was here! No messing.
Product : Very nice shawl for my grandsons christening day. Well pleased .
07-Oct-2015 Service:

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Service rating : excellent service
Product : quality item
10-Sep-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Problem free and quick delivery
Product : Really delicate, pretty baby shawl. Very happy with the quality.
07-Aug-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Speedy service and helpful staff who phoned me to let me know the particular item I wanted was not in stock and offered an alternative and their advice.
Product : Lovely item some concerns about how it will wash but cannot fault the product nor the desciption of it.
11-May-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Products easy to find and delivery super, super quick
Product : Very pretty
25-Apr-2015 Service:

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Service rating : excellent. easy to use, efficient - would definitely recommend the wool company to others
Product : bought it for my nephew's new daughter. They love it
13-Apr-2015 Service:

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Service rating : very quick service
Product : the shawl is what I wanted very pleased
12-Mar-2015 Service:

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Service rating : Excellent very quick delivery
Product : Was surprised at bad quality Very rough and too transparently holey lace effect , little substance
Very disappointing for price Hope when washed it will soften up as wanted to wrap newborn in it on leaving hospital Too harsh to use on...
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I am so sorry that you were disappointed with the shawl and that it was different from your expectations.

I am sure that we have something more appropriate to your requirements. We can show you a range of heavier weight very soft blankets and baby shawls and we would love it if you took...
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17-Nov-2014 Service:

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Service rating : Ordering through the web was easy, the tracking service was a bit limited once the item had left the UK area, however it took just slightly longer than stated, but I had factored in 5-7 days anyway. The follow up emails on status etc - excellent.
Product : In reality, I thought...
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10-Oct-2014 Service:

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Service rating : Excellent service and swift delivery of items, will definately order again
Product : Excellent value for money and so soft.
This was a new baby and both myself and the new mum to be loved it
09-Apr-2014 Service:

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Service rating : The service was excellent with an e-mail to assure me that the transaction had gone through and that I could track the item.It arrived promptly and I appreciate it.
Product : I love the texture and attention to detail on the shawl .It will be passed on to the next newborn in the...
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04-Apr-2014 Service:

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Service rating : So very helpful and charming. Late order from me and the assistant went out if her way to catch the post
Product : Just beautiful and my daughter very thrilled
06-Mar-2014 Service:

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excellant quality service good communication
02-Mar-2014 Service:

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Service rating : Sent straight away
Product : Excellent quality good price for high quality item
27-Feb-2014 Service:

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Service rating : Ecellent communication and very helpful
Product : Really nice shawl.
12-Dec-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Everything smooth efficient and quick. Perfect service and delivery.
Product : A really beautiful shawl. Lovely and soft. Gorgeous natural cream colour. Perfect baby gift
09-Dec-2013 Service:

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Service rating : I did not see a choice of colour when ordering, the description just said 'Pure white shawl'. When it arrived it was 'Tea' coloured, fortunately mum to be loved it, so I got lucky, because I did not leave myself enough time to re-order!
Product : Very fine delicate shawl, hope it...
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07-Dec-2013 Service:

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Service rating : fast and efficient
Product : Always a popular gift. So difficult to find nowadays.
02-Dec-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Great web site and excellent reply once order was placed. Could not believe how quickly the order arrived (Australia), very impressed with the overall service, postage/delivery expensive, but well worth it when the products were exactly how they were advertised, beautiful wool and well... Read More.
29-Nov-2013 Service:

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Service rating : The service I received was excellent, and I could not believe how quick my order was dispatched! I think also the website is very easy to use and I had no difficulty in finding what I was looking for. Thank you for everything!
Product : This is a beautiful baby shawl,and I have given...
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18-Oct-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Best service in years
Product : Thought it might be thicker
02-Oct-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Although I didn't get what I order at the expected delivery date, once I contacted The Wool Company everything was spot.
Product : The Pure Wool Baby Shawl was my second choice as my first choice was out of stock. Quite disappointed about that, I could not get my first choice in...
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Thank you for your feedback. We couldn't agree more!

These baby shawls are always a very popular item, but unfortunately, since the arrival of Prince George on the hospital steps wearing one, we have not been able to keep up with demand. He was lucky - he had a lot bought for him in...
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13-Sep-2013 Service:

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Service rating : The shawl arrived very promptly, I was most satisfied with the company.
Product : I wanted a traditional shawl for my coming grandchild and the one I chose was perfect.
30-Aug-2013 Service:

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Service rating : the wool company dealt with my order very quickly,and my following telephone conversation was pleasant and friendly. I had made a mistake in my order and it was dealt with ''kindly'' the re order was almost instantanious!
Product : the quality is first class,and very beautifully made.
30-Aug-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Excellent customer service
Product : very soft and beautifully made shawl. I like the quality also. The price is also very good and cheaper than others without compromising the quaity
12-Aug-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Very good communication, prompt delivery and nice packaging.
Product : Nice and warm. Very good quality. I use it as a light blanket for my little boy am he loves it!
15-Jul-2013 Service:

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Service rating : I placed my order at 10.45am and by noon i had an email confirming dispatch and less than 24 hours later it was delivered by courier, excellent service!
Product : I ordered this Pure Wool Baby Shawl from The Wool Company after spending hours searching local baby shops for a...
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14-Jul-2013 Service:

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Extremely helpful. Thank you.
28-Jun-2013 Service:

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Service rating : After an initial mix up with the order,for which the compamy was very apologetic, the shawl was posted immediately. A very good service
Product : Lovely product, cann't wait to give it my daughter for her first baby
13-Jun-2013 Service:

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Service rating : service excellent
Product : very pleased with the purchase of shawl, delivery time excellent would definitely use company again
26-May-2013 Service:

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Service rating : excellent service
Product : although I have not taken the shawl out of the cellophane pack it does look lovely.
22-May-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Prompt, efficient service.
Product : Lovely design, so soft and so light - delightful.
16-May-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Informed by e mail every step of the way.
Product : Good quality product. Very pleased.
10-Apr-2013 Service:

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Service rating : Delivered promptly.
Product : Beautiful shawl - delicate and good natural colour.
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Pure Wool Baby Shawl

Product description:

A traditional heirloom blanket knitted from soft, pure new merino lambswool. Based on antique designs in Nottingham, these delicate 2 ply blankets will be happily passed down the generations.

Our Nottingham manufacturers have been making these special shawls for the babies of celebrities and royalty alike for many years. They were chosen by the royal family as the manufacturers for the creation of a receiving blanket for HRH Prince William and more recently for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. We are very proud that we have also been chosen by the wider family to supply a receiving blanket for Prince George (as well as other cashmere bedding).

Larger than average 122 cm x 122 cm (48" x 48") 100% Pure Softest Lambswool.

The colour of this enormously popular Christening Shawl is a Natural Cream Ecru. It is unbleached and undyed lambswool.  

Hand wash with an approved wool detergent. We highly recommend Aller Wash. This is a wonderful all natural detergent that cleans brilliantly, is completely safe for your baby, smells heavenly and deters house dust mites: Allerwash

Please note that these shawls are of the highest quality and are made of pure natural lambswool. They are not thick, warm blankets (we do plenty of warmer baby blankets and shawls too). These are fine delicate heirloom heritage pieces.

 

LOOKING FOR A WHITER BABY SHAWL FOR A CHRISTENING?

If you are looking for a whiter shawl, we have more in this section:

Our Traditional Ivory Wool Baby Shawl version of the pure wool shawl is whiter than this one but not a bright white. This would be considered acceptable for traditional Christenings but, if set against bright white cotton clothing, it will appear a more ivory colour. You may also consider our Cashmere Lace Baby Shawl which is softer than both of the lambswool shawls and of a similar level of "whiteness" to the next shawl, which is is our Receiving Blanket in Wool / Cotton Blend This is closer to white and it would be strange not to consider this "white" for Christening purposes; however, because it contains wool (and you cannot bleach wool), if you really need a shawl in a bright modern white, we would recommend our Cotton Christening Shawl

Our wool and cashmere christening shawls are of the highest quality and are entirely natural products. If you want a  warm baby blanket or warm baby shawl, you can find plenty in our baby bedding section to suit every price range, but the baby shawls here made in England are fine, delicate, heritage pieces that are practical yet also make a wonderful family heirloom. Yes, our lambswool christening blankets are soft, but softer than lambswool is cashmere, as, of course, is brushed cotton. Yet cotton does not last like wool or cashmere: it is heavier, not nearly so warm and needs much more frequent washing. Man-made fibres can be softer than a lot of cashmere but man-made fibres are just not the same. Man-made fibres, as well as being derived from crude oil and non-sustainable, are not breathable like wool. Also they have neither the handle nor the natural safety of natural wool and have to be drenched in chemicals to make them fire retardant. Such chemicals are capable of causing skin conditions and hypersensitivity, especially in babies. Wool is simply, naturally safer! When considering one of our baby shawls, please don't compare apples with oranges!

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