Woolpower’s process starts with the merino sheep that graze the Argentinian part of Patagonia and Uruguay. We have a continuous dialogue with the yarn supplier and have visited them personally to make sure that the merino sheep have good grazing grounds and are treated well. We always buy our raw materials directly from the producers.
Woolpower uses only mulesing-free wool
We are very careful about the origins of our merino wool and want complete confidence that the sheep that produce it are treated well. In Australia, there is a complex problem with mulesing, a process carried out on sheep to prevent fly infestation. That’s why we decided to not source wool from that country. Since Australia’s wool farmers can’t guarantee 100% mulesing free merino wool we decided to redirect our sourcing to the Argentinian part of Patagonia and Uruguay, where the fly in question doesn’t exist. We haven’t sourced wool from Australia since 2008 and can therefore guarantee ethical animal treatment. Thanks to the fact that we have our manufacturing here in Sweden we were able to react quickly to the issue.
So that you can feel warm from the inside out, Woolpower places high standards on quality, the environment and ethics. When the day comes that the fly problem can be resolved in a caring way, we can review collaborating with Australia.
We continuously test out new ways to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as we can possibly be. We don’t know, or have the answers to, everything today. But we’re working on it – we can always be better. Get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement.