THE tiny mill at New Lanark has won a magical contract to make the wool for the massive international Harry Potter clothing franchise.
The deal, which could see new jobs created, was exclusively revealed to the Gazette this week as the current staff of just eight geared up for orders from around the world from avid fans of the boy wizard wanting to buy the authentic jumpers worn by Harry and his pal Ron Weasley in history’s most successful film series.
And 100 per cent authentic they ARE as it was also learned that the ‘clincher’ for the deal was the discovery that New Lanark wool was used to make the ORIGINAL jumpers worn by Harry and Ron in the first Potter blockbuster 12 years ago.
Among fans of the film series, they are known as the Christmas Jumpers, knitted by Ron’s mum as an initially unwelcome gift for her son and his best pal.
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