University Cochno Farm Wool - Natural
The final cost of delivery depends on the total weight of all the items in your order. Delivery times from 2-3 days depending on the option selected.
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The prices below are a rough guide.
- Free collection from University Shop
- Small orders without tracking or insurance* by Royal Mail £1.75 - £4
- 'Signed For' orders by Royal Mail: £3 - £7
- Tracked orders by myHermes or DHL £4 - £8.50
- Small orders (0-750g) without tracking or insurance* by Air Mail: EU £4.50-£7.50, Asia/Aus/USA £5.75 - £11.25, Rest of World £6 - £12.00
- DHL fully-tracked orders with insurance, average parcel (500g-1kg) costs: EU £15, Asia/Aus £16, Rest of World £19
*Please note that GU Heritage Retail cannot be held liable for items that go missing after dispatch from the University.
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If you have your receipt or email proof of purchase we will refund the original debit, credit or charge card used make the purchase. It is important that any unwanted item is returned in a re-saleable condition, unless it is being returned due to a fault discovered upon delivery.
If you are returning an entire order we will refund the entire delivery charge. For part of an order we will refund the appropriate part of the delivery charge. If incorrectly sent, damaged or faulty goods need to be returned to us we will cover the postage costs.
If we are providing replacement items and your original order was not incorrect, damaged or faulty then you will be charged for delivery. For example, a change of colour or size of garment from your original order at your request.
Insurance cover by delivery companies is shown in the Delivery section. Whilst insurance claims are in process we will replace goods damaged or missing in transit. If you select a delivery option without insurance we cannot be held liable for any problems with your delivery following dispatch.
Exceptions to our refund policy include earrings (for hygiene reasons) and any personalised or made-to-order goods (which may only be refunded if faulty)
Deposits or other payments for made to measure and personalised items cannot be returned or exchanged unless the item is faulty or is not what the customer specified. In this circumstance our customer order form will be used as a reference point, especially for text engraving, embroidery and kilt orders. If requirements have been incorrectly specified we will not be held responsible and payment will be required in full.
It is a high-qualty, single-origin, double-knit, worsted spun yarn from the Scotch Mule sheep who enjoy the south facing grazing at the Cochno Farm ad Research Centre, located 6 miles from Glasgow. The farm is key to the University's School of Veterinary Medicine teaching programme. The fleeces were cleaned, carded, spun ad dyed by the Natural Fibre Company. Each ball weighs 50g and is approx 100m in length.
From the Gaelic word 'cuachan' or 'little cup' Cochno means 'Place of Little Cups'. This refers to the 5000-year-old Cochno stone located next to the farm and featured on the band around the wool. University Archaeologist Kenny Brophy carried out research on the stone and describes it as 'one of the most important Neolithic art panels in Europe.'
The Cochno Wool Project emerged from research carried out in the School of Humanities by historians Lynn Abrams and Marina Moskowitz. Their work investigates the economies ad cultures of Scottish knitted textiles through collaborations with heritage organisations, knitwear designers, artists and knitters. The research focuses on sustainability, authenticity and creativity and aims to contribute a body of knowledge of the history of the knitting economy to be utilised by designers and makers today.
The project acknowledges the support of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Chancellor's Fund.