CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL
What is the Campaign For Wool?
The Campaign For Wool is an initiative supported by HM King Charles III as part of his drive for universal sustainability. The aim is to further promote wool as a sustainable and high performance material. Its properties as a natural fibre make it far superior to man made alternatives, and its benefits to the environment are overwhelming. If you haven’t already, you simply must try out our gorgeous range of knitted wool products. Visit their official website here.
Why Choose Wool?
It's A Natural Fibre
- Wool is a natural fibre, not man made.
- The sheep has evolved to produce a fibre that has become one of the most effective natural forms of all-weather protection known to man.
- Significantly less energy is required in the production of wool products compared to man made fibre options – this ensures carbon dioxide emissions are kept low.
- Every year sheep produce a new fleece, making wool a renewable fibre source.
- Wool growers actively work to improve efficiency and care for natural resources, endeavouring to make the wool industry sustainable for future generations.
- Wool can last for many hundreds of years without losing its resilience or structure
- When a natural wool fibre is disposed of it takes only a few years to decompose. Most synthetics on the other hand, are extremely slow to degrade.
- The benefits of durability and appearance retention reduce frequent replace and renew consumption which contributes to landfill and CO2 emissions.
- Wool can insulate the home, providing and retaining heat and warmth, helps to reduce energy costs and prevents the loss of energy to the external environment and so reduces carbon emissions.
At Celtic & Co. we love all things wool. The Campaign for Wool along with their patron HM King Charles III have created a video highlighting the difference between synthetic and wool fibres. Environmental issues are very close to our hearts and we agree that using wool has a significantly reduced environmental impact. Acrylic, Nylon, Polyester fibres are all oil based plastics with high environmental impact to the planet unlike wool that biodegrades fully on the land and ocean. For more information view our blogs all about slow fashion here.
Two Jumpers - What's the Difference? When wool is disposed of in soil or water, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics and plastics are extremely slow to degrade, if at all. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but everyday.
Wool is a wonderful natural fibre and we are fully behind the Campaign for Wool and their mission to encourage more people to shop sustainably.