It is with much sadness that we heard recently of the passing of Sue Blacker, the previous owner and managing director of The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns. Sue died on 5th April 2021 a few days before her 70th birthday.
A former banker, Sue took over ownership of The Natural Fibre Company from Myra Mortlock in 2005 and moved it from Lampeter in mid Wales to Launceston in Cornwall. Years of developments of the business followed and many of us in BAGS were very familiar with the company. Ownership was transferred in 2019 to Colin Spencer Halsey and Graham Higgins who continue the business as a vertically integrated specialist woollen mill with customers from all over the world.