Some of the best wool products in the world start as raw wool from the carding mills all around the country. The mill is responsible for producing a superior product, but ensuring that their product is taken care of from the very beginning—from pasture to final product.
Below are three compelling reasons for retailers to collaborate with a reputable mill and local growers to source our premium quality wool.
1. Chemical control
The use of herbicides and pesticides is discouraged in most sustainably sourced wool mills. All of the wool is spot-tested for contact with any sort of harmful chemical.
2. Growers adhere to approved grazing methods
To ensure both the health of the sheep and the health of the ecosystem, responsible growers follow a strict rotation schedule for their pastures. They rotate their sheep amongst different pastures to ensure that the vegetation is given proper time to recover from being eaten.
Additionally, growers shouldn’t pack their pastures with an excessive number of sheep.
3. Growers are predator-friendly
Rather than poisoning, shooting, and trapping predators who prey on their sheep, growers are encouraged to use guard dogs to protect the herds. This is not only safer for the sheep, it also protects the natural balance of the ecosystem by allowing predators to remain alive.
This is just the first step of wool processing. Stay tuned for more installments.