Cruelty Free natural doona/duvet/comforter

The making of a doona from our 100% ethical wool. This is a work in progress. Board will be updated further
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We use a suint method to remove most of the lanolin. This method saves water.

We use a suint method to remove most of the lanolin. This method saves water.

Each sheep is carefully shorn by our regular local shearer. The sheep is with his/her flock and only separated for the time of shearing. At the same time we inspect and trim hooves.

Each sheep is carefully shorn by our regular local shearer. The sheep is with his/her flock and only separated for the time of shearing. At the same time we inspect and trim hooves.

The fleece is then carded into batts, which will form the doona 'fill'. Depending on doona weight and size this may require up to 30 such batts.

The fleece is then carded into batts, which will form the doona 'fill'. Depending on doona weight and size this may require up to 30 such batts.

The fleece is then dried outside

The fleece is then dried outside

The fleece will then be rinsed several times

The fleece will then be rinsed several times

Then we wash the fleece in batches using an eco detergent and rainwater.

Then we wash the fleece in batches using an eco detergent and rainwater.

The fleece is then rolled and each fleece stored and labelled with the sheep's name, date and fleece type.

The fleece is then rolled and each fleece stored and labelled with the sheep's name, date and fleece type.

Each fleece is then 'skirted' on a skirting table with as much debris removed as possible

Each fleece is then 'skirted' on a skirting table with as much debris removed as possible


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