The largest concern with merino wool is the practice of mulesing, which is illegal within the UK, but is permitted in Australia to prevent flystrike. New Zealand has introduced regulations against mulesing as of 2018. All our European brands must comply with EU animal welfare regulations and we do not knowingly supply any merino from mulesed sheep.
We have asked our suppliers about where their yarn comes from, and we have had great responses confirming their yarns are ethically produced. If you do not see your favourite suppliers in the list below, please contact them directly for more information.
Blue Sky Alpacas