Wool is a natural fibre and textile made from the fleece of sheep. It’s used to manufacture a wide variety of products, from jumpers and socks to blankets, carpets and cushion covers.
While wool offers many benefits like softness, warmth, water repellence, and fire resistance (did you know that firefighter uniforms are made from 100% merino wool?), it doesn’t last forever.
Luckily, it is a fibre that takes very well to recycling.
Let’s take a closer look at wool recycling techniques, what the resulting material is made into, and your options for recycling your old woollen garments.