As spring approaches the real wonders of nature peak out from under the snow and the grass turns green. Spring makes it clear that there is a world out there that needs protecting and nurturing. At Krimson Klover we take our commitment to the environment seriously, that is one of the many reasons we use high quality, eco friendly wool that is held to the highest of standards.
Wool is an eco friendly fiber that requires far less processing than other materials used for clothing. Our wool is sourced from farms that treat their sheep humanely and take animal husbandry practices seriously. In addition to using ecologically sound practices on the farm, our wool is processed in facilities that are certified not only “for their quality, but also for their compliance with international ecological standards.” From the farm to the factory our wool is an environmentally sound material.
Not only does our processing have a minimal impact on the environment, wool naturally possesses a variety of other characteristics that make it a sound choice for a green lifestyle. A completely natural fiber, wool will biodegrade when left in the elements, but as far as clothing is concerned it can withstand quite a bit of wear. As active people with a zest for style we enjoy the fact that wool will hold up wear after wear, so we can slip into our favorite sweater for years to come. Other benefits of wool include that it doesn’t absorb odors making it a great fabric for active wear. It is a breathable material, which allows it to keep you warm when you are cold and cool in the summer.
Wool has also been gaining traction as a hypoallergenic fiber, as it repels dust mites and absorbs contaminants in indoor air. As we become increasingly conscious of our impact on the environment, wearing really cute and comfortable clothing doesn’t have to drag you down. At Krimson Klover we are making sure we have the sheep, the workers and environment’s best interest in mind and your style doesn’t have to suffer.
For more information on our wool check out Luxurious Merino Sweaters Begin on the Farm and Biella Yarn
Photos Courtesy of: Nora Shaughnessy, Biella Yarn, coast2coastNZ.com, Nora Shaughnessy