We introduce The Cwtch at Ffwrwm and Wool in the Woods, our second Real Independent business


And here it is – our second showcase of a real, independent, woman-owned business (or rather, cooperative).    We’re proud to introduce the woman behind these  2 businesses: “The Cwtch at Ffwrwm”  and “Wool in the Woods” – Sian.

The Cwtch at Ffwrwm is in the Roman village of Caerleon, South Wales.  It’s a gift shop selling Welsh, ethical, Fairtrade and local items.  If you are nearby or visiting, maybe pop in and say hi!


Sian says: “I have been self-employed for around 8 years.  First as a bookkeeper so I could work from home when my children were young, and then I opened the shop.  I ran it for 2 years on my own but found working 7 days a week too much, so, I got together with 3 friends and we now run it between us”

Sian has a new venture with 2 other friends, Wool in the Woods.  They had their first stall at Wonderwool Wales in April selling crochet kits and haberdashery (my daughter would love this – Timeless vie).  As well as sales, these women also teach all aspects of crochet.  We love the beautiful wools they sell – they’re 100% Welsh in a gorgeous range of colours.  We can just imagine cosying up by a fire with a book and one of their scarves wrapped around us.


an example of the products made by Wool in the Woods



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