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ROCKY MOUNTAIN MERINO WOOL
Sourced from the Rocky Mountains, our merino and jersey wools are grown from US merino sheep that are raised in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The wool is shorn without harming the sheep, who graze and live freely on acres upon acres of natural land.
Our wool partner is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and has third party audited wool sourcing standards. We are grateful to have wool that not only is of upmost quality, but also of human rights and animal welfare standards.
Our wool is some of the best quality wools produced in the US for fineness, color and length.
Our wool is unique in that it is naturally insulating while breathable; easy to care for, and will not shrink in the wash. Wool is also easy to clean because of the keratin fibers that naturally make it less able to retain odors. Wool is a wonderful sustainable textile as it is naturally biodegradable.
CLIMATE BENEFICIAL WOOL
Climate Beneficial Wool is a by-product of employing carbon farming practices. Sheep raised on a farm that can sequester carbon back into the ground, as opposed to sending it into the atmosphere, are actually reducing their carbon footprint and creating a beneficial impact on the environment.
We source our Climate Beneficial wool from Oregon and California farms, which are then sent to New Hampshire to be woven.
This wool has a woven, thick texture. It is not itchy. Unlike our Rocky Mountain Merino Wool, our Climate Beneficial wool will shrink if placed in warm water. Be sure to cold wash and flat dry Herderin garments made from Climate Beneficial wool.