Amy Chesnut working with wool in a red wool barn in Valley Ford, CA.

Our Story

It started with a love of the land, and all that it provides – food, fiber, wildlife habitat, clean air, and water.

Amy Chesnut, owner of Sonoma Wool Company, smiling with a sheep dog

Meet our owner, Amy

Amy has a decades-long career in land conservation, and a passion for supporting the viability of working lands and agriculture. 

She wanted to figure out a way to share what she grew to love about wool – its natural qualities, and its practical uses. So, she bought a felting loom, began experimenting with Pozzi Wool, and developed the products. In September of 2013, she bought a booth spot at Sonoma County’s Heirloom Festival – and the company was up and running.  

Since then, the loom has continually churned out Dish Drying MatsIroning Board Pads and other Sonoma Wool Company products. With demand, Amy expanded the company to the East Coast, where some of the United States' last felting mills reside. She currently resides in Brewster, Cape Cod, the same town where coincidentally, the nation's first woolen mill stood!

Joe Pozzi standing with one of his sheep-herding dogs.

This Is Joe

Within 5 minutes of meeting Joe, you’ll feel his passion for all things related to ranching. As a fourth-generation rancher in Marin and Sonoma Counties, California, he continues a long heritage of ranching and brings a lifetime of experience with all things wool.

He and Amy joined forces and started Sonoma Wool Company together, with a common goal to help support the United States wool industry. You'll find our first felting loom in his little red barn at Pozzi Ranch in Valley Ford, California.

Sawyer Chesnut-Pinto carrying a bundle of raw wool in a wood barn.

And, I'm Sawyer

I grew up in Sebastopol, California and often spent time on Pozzi Ranch. Photography was a hobby that eventually became a career. I now manage the day-to-day operations, our shipping, graphic design and media departments, and will be your main point of contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding our products or wool in general. Feel free to reach out anytime - let's talk wool!

Bedroom at Brewster By The Sea Inn with Sonoma Wool Company bedding.

Fancy a luxurious night in our Wool Bedding?

Amy bought an Inn on Cape Cod a few years ago. She has decked out every room with a complete set of Sonoma Wool Company Wool Bedding. Come stay a night or two, and see for yourself how Wool Comforters, Wool Mattress Toppers, and Wool Pillows come together to create the most luxurious night of sleep you will ever experience. We're sure, ewe'll be amazed! 

To learn more about Amy’s Inn, visit