Wool in organic quality

Natural wool with high breathability and good thermal insulation
Highly elastic, crease-resistant, bacteria-resistant and flame-retardant

POLOLO products made of wool are exclusively made of organic quality, i.e. from controlled organic animal husbandry (coh).

Natural wool has many convincing properties

Wool made from animal hair has predominantly positive properties. It has a high elasticity, is crease-resistant and bacteria-resistant, and is also flame-retardant. Furthermore, it has a high water absorption capacity, on the other hand it dries faster than other natural fibres such as cotton or hemp. It also needs to be washed less often than these. However, to avoid pilling and felting, it should be washed carefully at low temperatures with special detergents and without spinning. In principle, its high breathability and good thermal insulation act like a natural air conditioning system.

Wool – a natural fibre with a long success story

Wool made from animal hair is considered the oldest fibre used by mankind. It is said that the spinning of yarn began around 12,000 years ago. Sheep were probably bred for wool production for the first time in what is now Iran. In Europe, merino sheep from Spain have been particularly popular since the 14th century and were exported to Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) and South America in the 19th century. In the 20th century, however, wool production fell into crisis with the advent of synthetic fibres.

Animal rights activists criticise factory farming and mulesing

Today, Australia is the top wool-producing country, but animal rights activists criticise the regular conditions: The intensive factory farming raises ethical and health problems. For example, the routine use of chemical baths leads to an accumulation of pesticide residues, possibly even in the end product. In addition, there is the highly controversial “mulesing”, i.e. the removal of the skin folds around the tail, usually without anaesthesia and disinfection, to prevent infestation with fly maggots.

Organic wool only from species-appropriate husbandry

In so-called controlled organic animal husbandry (coh), small, robust herds are kept in a species-appropriate manner: Pesticide baths and mulesing are not used, and each sheep is sheared gently and individually.