The wool in our winter styles is from Vermont, where many sheep are raised for meat and dairy and the fleece is a by-product; when we pay a fair market rate for Vermont wool we give farmers another source of revenue. Which helps them stay on their land. And keeps Vermont Vermont. It takes a little extra effort to naturally treat Vermont wool so that it is soft enough to wear, but we don't mind.
For styles that require a finer wool, we use a blend from the US Rocky Mountain region; fine-wool breeds prefer the arid west over cold, damp, Vermont.
Our local partners process our wool gently, so it retains its lanolin and weather-proofing. It also retains natural color and texture characteristics, making each piece unique.