Ethical sheep farming maintains the health of soils, ecosystems and people through natural processes rather than artificial and massive inputs. Importantly, such a farm does not allow the use of toxic sprays, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food and counteracts inhumane mulesing practices. Instead, it combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit a shared environment and promote a good quality of life for all involved. Healthy and happy sheep = healthy wool.
Sustainably managed farms have greater biodiversity, meaning that the flora and fauna ecosystem is intact and many different species are part of the environment. One of the requirements of sheep breeding is to adhere to high animal welfare standards.
- Large pastures
They allow animals to roam freely around large green pastures, rather than confining them in small, closed sheepfolds .
- Natural food
Fed natural food, often grown on the same farm where they are raised.
Sheep receive special attention from farmers and veterinarians. They have detailed health plans that provide them with regular support and auditing.
- Individually trimmed
Sheep are individually sheared, which causes significantly less stress on the animals than the industrially automated systems used in conventional shearing operations. Painful treatments for mulesing sheep are prohibited.
- Antibiotics free
Sheep are not given antibiotic injections unless 100% necessary and examined by a vet supervising sheep health.
- No pesticides
Unlike traditional herds, sheep from ethical pasture do not need to survive on a farm where pesticide spraying is applied to prevent the spread of parasites. Instead, farmers choose to keep small, robust herds on pasture large enough to reduce parasites.
- Farmers' health
Because they are not exposed to harsh chemicals and pesticides, farmers who farm naturally live longer and healthy with their families.
While some people think they have a rare lanolin allergy, most people's wool allergy is a reaction to the many harsh and toxic chemicals used in the processing and finishing of conventional wool. Harsh chemicals are routinely used to wash raw wool during processing. Chlorine and mothballs are applied to regular wool before converting it into a finished product. Our baby organic pure wool bedding does not use any such chemicals, so you can be sure that the bedding for your little one is completely free of all chemicals and bleaches. Wool is washed only in ecological soap.
WOOL HEALTH PROPERTIES
- Thermal insulation
Wool is the healthiest thermoregulatory product used in the textile industry.Thanks to the dynamics of the bristles, which have the ability to shrink and expand under the influence of temperature, wool has the ability to self-regulate the temperature, thanks to which it protects against freezing in cold, and in warm - against overheating of the body. pains in the joints, spine, kidneys, as well as rheumatic diseases. In addition, wool, thanks to its elasticity, does not adhere directly to the body, trapping air layers around it, which allows to create an additional insulation layer, thanks to which it "breathes" and maintains the body temperature around 37 degrees Celsius.
Allergy and atopic dermatitis often result from wearing artificial fabric products that contain dyes and chemicals. On the other hand, almost everyone can use wool products, because wool has hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. Natural wool does not cause allergies, on the contrary - it reduces allergic reactions and eliminates the conditions for the development of mites.
Wool does not absorb sweat, but expels it outside due to its hygroscopic properties, i.e. the ability to absorb and evaporate water. Thanks to this, wool keeps our skin dry and bacteria cannot reproduce. The wax contained in sheepskin (lanolin) is a natural antiseptic, so it weakens all bacteria and viruses. Wool also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Sick areas were covered with freshly cut wool. In addition, wool helps with colds, inflammation, toothache, joint and bone pain, rheumatism and arthritis, pain and inflammation of the kidneys. Prophylactically, it can be used in the case of severe chafes and light bedsores. Sheep fleece is also good for fungal infections as well as chafed heels and blisters on the feet.
- Improved circulation
Fine wool fibers stimulate the endings of the nervous and circulatory systems, improving blood circulation. That is why wool gives us a feeling of constant massage. Sleeping in woolen products is ideal for people who have cold legs and arms. By supporting blood circulation, the risk of a heart attack is reduced, the blood supply to cells is improved, and the blood supply to the brain is improved, which has a positive effect on memory and concentration.
- Natural biofilter
Wool acts as a kind of biofilter. It does not absorb odors, dust and effectively neutralizes harmful substances in the air in closed rooms, such as, for example, poisonous formaldehyde. It also protects against harmful radiation of agents included in building materials. Wool is extremely resistant, so it does not absorb external odors. It is also worth getting equipment made of natural wool - pillows, bedspreads, bedding, duvets and carpets, as well as a layette for babies and small children. In addition to aesthetic values, they will provide us with many additional health benefits. They will even out the temperature in the room and absorb the negative electrosmog produced by electrical devices. That is why it is worth having them at home with wireless Internet. Wool pillows and duvets will create a specific microclimate around the sleeping person, thanks to which the sleep will be healthier and more pleasant.
- Eliminate positive ions
Wool neutralizes positive ions (which are harmful to health in excess) and replaces them with negative ions, which are appropriate for the human body. Thanks to contact with wool, we feel refreshed, we do not succumb to excessive excitability, in addition, muscle pain is reduced and our body's immunity increases. Thanks to these properties, it is recommended for people suffering from allergies to sleep under a woolen bedding. In addition, sheep's wool protects against the negative influence of electromagnetic waves and against the effects of water veins.
- Skin protection
Sheep fleece (fresh wool) contains lanolin, called animal wax, consisting of fatty acid esters and sterols, which is a valuable ingredient used in the cosmetics industry. It is very well absorbed by the skin, has many healing, antibacterial and protective properties, which is why it is used to fill quilts and pillows as well as to make creams and ointments.
YOU CAN CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSE
Caring for the world and the people we share it with is a life choice. The choice of wool is part of it. In order to enjoy all the health benefits of wool, you can choose it. This way you have the purchasing power to influence brands, producers and even livestock farms.