Eco Wool is shorn from sheep from select domestic wool suppliers in Northern California and Southern Oregon, along the coastal region where the fog, rain and cooler weather create wonderful grazing conditions. Although Eco Wool is not certified organic, the growers are restricted from using chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones, and they adhere to sustainability and cruelty free standards. In addition, the wool is certified organically processed.
To grow certified organic wool, Eco Wool farmers would be required to raise the sheep on organic feed from the 3rd month of gestation. Instead, these lucky sheep are allowed to graze on lush, open pastures. Eco Wool is tested at the UC Davis Animal Toxicology Lab for herbicides, pesticides, and naturally occurring heavy metals such as lead and arsenic. This wool is the purest you can find. In addition, the practice of carbonizing, chemical crimping, dipping, bleaching, harmful shearing, mulesing, and overgrazing are discouraged.