Mulesing-free merino wool
December 3rd, 2020
Merino wool is renowned for its many virtues, as merino sheep produce some of the finest wools that are light, soft and warm. The wool of this unique breed has special properties that keep the merino sheep fresh in summer and gain thickness in winter, allowing it to withstand sub-zero temperatures. Nevertheless, some herds in Australia are subjected to one of the least ethical practices of animal husbandry, named mulesing.
Mulesing is a cruel practice towards animals that consists of cutting the flesh around the sheep's bottom, without any use of anesthetics, in order to prevent the spread of parasites. This skin removal is a widespread practice in merino sheep farming, especially in Australia.
This country is the first world producer of merino wool, thanks to its favorable Oceanian climate, but it is only one to massively apply mulesing towards the sheep.
At De Bonne Facture, we are committed to using mulesing-free merino wool as often as we can. Therefore we select our suppliers very carefully.
Our Edition 15 features a mock neck knit with saddle shoulders, as well as a milano polo shirt, both made from extra fine mulesing free merino wool. These knits are made in France by the Val De Saire workshop, located in Valcanville, Normandy.
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