Photos: Wonkyeye Photography

Nova Scotia is so beautiful this time of year. Fresh air, the crunch of leaves under your boots, and the still sunny (albeit shorter and colder) days. It’s a great time to get outside and explore, provided you’ve put on a few layers!

Farmers’ markets are about more than just food, and this is a great time of year to explore beautiful knits and cozy clothing on your market trip. Here are a few reasons to add local wool to your wardrobe this season.

  • Wool is a renewable, natural fibre.
  • French settlers brought the first sheep to Canada in the 1650’s.
  • Wool helps regulate body temperature because it is an absorbent fibre, making it suitable for warm or cool climates.
  • Wool fibres do not easily pill, snag, or break, so wool garments generally outlast synthetics.
  • Wool is the only natural fibre that is resistant to flame.
  • We have a number of wool producers in Nova Scotia, from whom you can purchase yarns, knit wear, and other goods. Many more local artisans work with wool to create beautiful garments. Look for them on your next market trip!

Wool facts adapted from Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Ltd. (