Uist Wool is a new venture inspired by co-operative values. The original idea to build a new Mill in North Uist emerged from a collective will to find a fresh purpose for local fleece that would reconnect the community with their cultural heritage of wool-working.

Uist Wool currently employs 2 full-time and 4 part-time staff who are all independently involved with wool either as crofters or designer/makers. This cross-over in careers gives the staff an insight into current issues and trends influencing the wider wool industry.