FROM FARMS WITH ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION
DO WE USE?
Pure wool is a spinnable textile fibre which is shorn or combed out of the soft coat of an animal. The label wool only tells you that an article is made out of wool. The wool could have been taken from a dead animal or ripped from a live animal. We source most of our wool from farms with animal welfare certification (kbT).
We only use wool from animals that have not undergone mulesing. Mulesing is a common procedure in Australia, which involves cutting away strips of skin around the breech (buttocks) of a lamb. This painful procedure is generally carried out without any form of painkiller and aims to prevent the animal from being infected by fly maggots.
INCIDENTALLY, IF WE WANT A FABRIC TO BE PARTICULARLY SOFT, CUDDLY AND BREATHABLE, WE CHOOSE MERINO WOOL, WHICH GETS ITS NAME FROM MERINO SHEEP.
WHAT DOES "FARMS WITH ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION" MEAN?
Animal welfare certification (kbT) guarantees that animal husbandry is appropriate to the species, feeding must be biologically (e.g. without genetic modification), fattening is forbidden and the reproduction may only occur naturally. Furthermore, it is forbidden to use pesticides and insecticides – not only on animals themselves but also on the pastures. Another plus point: The pastures on which the animals graze must not be artificially fertilized.
We do not use dead wool or wool that has been ripped from live animals. We only use pure, top-quality wool.
FACTS ABOUT WOOL
Wool is windproof, durable and able to regulate temperature.
Globally, sheep wool accounts for around 1% of all fibres .
Source: Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e. V.
Every year, the average sheep produces enough wool to make around five jumpers.
Unwashed raw wool has a fibre content of 30 - 70%. The rest is lanolin and dirt.