manily from farms with animal welfare certification
We mainly use merino wool from controlled organic animal husbandry (kbT). This ensures animal welfare: Here, animal husbandry is appropriate to the species, the feeding must be biologically sound (e.g. without genetic modification), fattening is avoided and the reproduction of the animals may only take place naturally. In addition, it is forbidden to use pesticides and insecticides - not only on the animals themselves, but also on the ground on which the animals graze. Another plus point is that the pastures on which the animals graze may not be artificially fertilized.
The designation wool only indicates that the article is made of wool. Thus, the wool could also come from dead animals or have been torn out.
In addition, the wool we process is exclusively mulesing-free. Mulesing is a widespread practice in Australia in which the skin around the tail is removed from the lambs. This painful procedure, usually performed without the administration of painkillers, is intended to prevent infestation with fly maggots.
Wool is a spun fiber obtained from the soft fur of the animal by shearing or combing it out.
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.