With less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas and 2 weeks until Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day, which is held on Friday 16th December. The Campaign for Wool have selected some of the best his, hers and kids woolly Xmas jumpers from a selection of our favourite brands and designers.
Most Christmas Jumpers are made from acrylic and flammable fabrics that are not only unhealthy for you to wear, but also do not biodegrade, when you throw them away after the festive period, and remain in landfill, which make these cheap jumpers ‘not just for Christmas’ but for a lifetime in landfill.
With studies proven that wool can improve your skin health and can even help with eczema due to the natural proteins in the fibre, wool is also biodegradable and returns to the land in a matter of months when it is thrown away making these jumpers a perfect natural solution. However, we see these great Christmas jumpers as an investment piece that you wouldn’t want to throw away and keep wearing year on year.
Men’s: John Smedley – Merino Wool Featuring an intarsia knitted reindeer and a classic crew neck collar. £95
Women’s: Brora – A Merino and mohair mix, this festive-looking, yet stylish patterned jumper is not only a holiday season favourite, but its versatile palette means you can wear this chunky knit season, after season. £119
Kids: Jojo Maman Bébé – A winter wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a Fair Isle knit, and this sweet festive version offers an adorable twist to the style. Made with lambswool for a luxuriously soft feel, the Fair Isle Jumper is a lovely option for cold days this season. And because it’s machine washable too, it’s as practical as it is adorable. £21
Kids: Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas jumper, and this reindeer design fits the bill perfectly. Made with lambswool for a luxuriously soft feel, the reindeer Fair Isle Jumper is a lovely option for cold days this festive season. And because it’s machine washable too, it’s as practical as it is adorable. £22
Women’s: This Reindeer Crewneck Jumper, in a cozy lambswool blend, is a fresh take on the traditional holiday sweater. Features a classic crewneck style, a heavier feel that’s ideal for bundling up, an intarsia-knitted reindeer pattern across the front and an embroidered GANT logo on the sleeve.
Men’s: This jumper is so extremely comfy thanks to the cosy woollen blend with raglan sleeves (no seams on your shoulders) and a bit of a stretch in the fabric to make layering even easier. They’ve even made the stag print festive without being too ‘in-yer-face’, so there are no excuses this Christmas jumper day!
To be involved with Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th December visit – christmasjumperday.org