Griffiths Mill and Griffiths Mill Dehairer
Griffiths' Mill has secured funding from Leader twice.
The first funding secured the purchase of the wooden structure and the mini mill. The mini woollen mill offers a contract fibre processing service for farmers, smallholders and crafts persons. Since completion of the first phase of the project the mill has had a full order book and reached the employment targets set. They also sell carded fibre (batts and roving), spun yarn and knitwear both from the premises and through attendance at wool and sheep fairs and local farmers markets.
The success of the initial start up business led them to identify a further gap in the market and grant funding was provided to assist in purchasing a dehairer enabling further expansion. The business process wool from across the world and attracted interest from Disney Productions and provided fleece for a major production in 2013.
The business supports the wool and craft industry through demonstrations and attendance at local and national shows giving talks to interested groups and has worked with universities to assist design graduates.
Leader grant £22,321 and £5,811.08.
David and Karen Griffiths
Tel: 01283 585444.