From sheep. Used in clothing. Ram lambs and old “wool” sheep are slaughtered for their meat. Sheep are transported without food or water, in extreme heat and cold. Legs are broken, eyes injured, etc. Sheep are bred to be unnaturally woolly and unnaturally wrinkly, which causes them to get insect infestations around the tail areas. The farmer’s solution to this is the painful cutting away of the flesh around the tail (called “mulesing”). “Inferior” sheep are killed. When sheep are sheared, they are pinned down violently and sheared roughly. Their skin is cut up. Every year, hundreds of thousands of shorn sheep die from exposure to cold. Natural predators of sheep (wolves, coyotes, eagles, etc.) are poisoned, trapped, and shot. In the ., overgrazing of cattle and sheep is turning more than 150 million acres of land to desert. “Natural” wool production uses enormous amounts of resources and energy (for breeding, rearing, feeding, shearing, transport, slaughter, etc.). Derivatives: Lanolin, Wool Wax, Wool Fat. Alternatives: cotton, cotton flannel, synthetic fibers, ramie, etc.
We sourced a high quality biodegradable cloth that would withstand the rigours of the worst kind of nappies and incorporated a natural, herbal formulation containing certified organic aloe vera, and ylang ylang. And because any product that contains water provides a breeding ground for bacteria, yeast, and fungi, we also wanted to eliminate the harsh chemicals found in water by purifying the water to a high standard. With this in mind we made an ethical decision on the use of the preservatives used in our wipes. We took a long time developing a natural vegetable based preservative system which would also be suitable for vegans.