Organic Wool Top/Roving/Sliver 100g
21 micron organic merino combed wool top/roving/sliver for dyeing, hand spinning and felting.
Organic wool slivers are from certified organic Australian merino wool which has been certified by the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute. The wool is scoured in a plant that is registered under Environmental Choice.
No synthetic inputs are used on the livestock – no dips, drenches, back lining or antibiotics. If an animal is unwell it is removed from the herd and treated appropriately.
Sustainable farming practices with a low impact on the environment are used. These include clean pasture management, attention to soil health, environmentally sound stock ratios, good nutrition, and herbal and homeopathic treatments. Each grazing property must be audited and assessed to establish the best management practices for the region, and a stock rate that will have the least impact on the environment is calculated.
The wool is cleaned or scoured using only hot water and detergent. The wool is carded and combed on machinery that has been cleaned of conventionally grown fibres before the organic wool is processed. In conventional wool processing a cocktail of chemicals are used to scour and carbonise the wool. The organic wool is naturally soft because we select fine micron Australian Merino fleece. It is not subject to coarsening chemical treatments.
Colour : White
Fibre Diameter : ~21 micron
Staple Length : 10 cm