The Campaign for Wool was initiated in October 2008 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who had observed that the wool industry was facing enormous and unprecedented challenges. The Campaign is multi-national, multi-sector and inclusive, and tries to embrace all sections of wool users from the very largest companies to specialist artisans with the aim of raising the profile of wool as a sustainable farmer to support sheep numbers and the prices paid to farmers for their wool.
JAmieson & Smith Shetland Woolbrokers Ltd.
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd. purchase Shetland wool from 750 of Shetland's crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets. J&S started Shetland Wool Week in 2010, and are a member of the Campaign for Wool.
Promote Shetland is the Destination Management Organisation for Shetland, it promotes Shetland as a place to visit, live, study or do business with.
Shetland Amenity Trust
Since 1983 the Shetland Amenity Trust has worked to protect, improve and enhance buildings and artefacts of architectural, historical, educational or of other interest in Shetland, and to provide, develop and improve facilities for the enjoyment of the Shetland countryside and its flora and fauna.
Shetland Museum and Archives
Shetland Museum and Archives is an award winning, multifunction visitor attraction that forms a gateway to Shetland's heritage and culture and link into Shetland's other heritage and cultural facilities, events and activities. The Shetland Museum and Archives achieved a five star grading, the highest possible, as a visitor attraction through the VisitScotland Quality Assurance Scheme.
Shetland textile museum
Shetland Textile Museum is a community museum in Shetland – the only one of its kind dedicated to the islands’ textile heritage. Housed at the Böd of Gremista on Lerwick’s waterfront, the collection comprises over 500 knitted and woven items dating from the nineteenth century to the present day. Temporary exhibitions show pieces from new designers, and regular demonstrations of spinning and knitting make the STM a vibrant centre of Shetland’s textile culture and heritage.
ShetlandOrganics CIC is the trading arm of the Shetland Organic Producers’ Group. It aims to promote marketing and development of Shetland Organic produce.
Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
The Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988 by a group of people keen to promote the crafts of spinning, weaving and dyeing and, of course, knitting. Knitting is such a familiar aspect of Shetland and an integral part of Shetland's history that it tends to be thought of as "always there" - we hope to ensure that it is indeed always there.
Shetland Livestock Marketing Group
SLMG is the cooperative representing Shetland's crofters and farmers. We operate the auction mart and abattoir premises, and undertake generic marketing with the aim of securing and enhancing the agricultural industry in the islands.
Shetland Arts promotes a year round programme of music, craft, theatre, literature, visual arts, dance and film events; the agency also runs the Garrison Theatre in Lerwick, Bonhoga Gallery in Weisdale and Mareel, the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre.
If you want to study textiles, then why not consider coming to Shetland and be inspired by its rich design heritage and stunning landscapes?