Anlaby Station is home to the oldest Merino Stud in South Australia, who were the first ever to sell wool in London. The story of Anlaby pure luxury merino products is one of history, provenance and attention to detail. The Merino Sheep, originated in Spain and highly prized for their fine wool, are some of the world’s most ancient, well known and highly sought after breeds of sheep.
Our products showcase one of the most luxurious, practical and sustainable fibres in the world. Our flock of just 500 sheep - who are all direct descendants from the original merino migration in the 1800s - enjoy pure water, clean country air and abundant naturally cultivated pasture, under the expansive Australian sky.
The key to providing the highest quality wool is to pay particular attention to the feeding programme and to match nutrition to the sheep’s life cycle, particularly to the one of breeding ewes and newborn lambs. Just like a human mother, a sheep needs additional nutrition while pregnant and while feeding offspring. At Anlaby, ewes are tested during pregnancy and those bearing twins are separated from the main breeding flock so that they can receive additional nutrition during this important time.
The attention to detail does not end with caring for the sheep. Anlaby pure luxury merino products are produced in Australia, only using wool from the sheep. Therefore, Anlaby woolen products are available in strictly limited quantities. Only the best of the wool goes into production and once this is exhausted, the production for the year is closed. The result is a range of unique luxury items that will pass down the generations. Each stage of manufacture is personally overseen by one of Anlaby’s owners.
The brand’s products exhibit a unique buttery softness, which can be worn against the skin. In deference to the natural quality of the wool and to the environment, Anlaby products are not dyed. They showcase the natural colour of this amazing fibre. The baby blankets and bassinette blankets are edged in natural pure silk. The bed throws are finished with either a natural fringe or with an edge of designer fabric, in cotton, silk or linen to complement the contemporary or traditional home.
Overall, Anlaby wool offers an exclusive range of throws, scarves and baby blankets. Each limited-edition product embodies a unique piece of Australian history and is beautifully boxed, be-ribboned and with its own certificate of authenticity.