Kangaroo Island Wool - About us 2019
How we farm
Kangaroo Island Wool’s wonderful, natural fibre is grown and harvested annually from hand selected, elite sheep well cared for by us; professional farmers and a veterinarian.
We are all shareholders in the company, living and working on our properties on Kangaroo Island. The good health and welfare of our sheep is at the core of our management approach and it defines our commitment to the ethical production of wool and meat. Each of our farms has its own specific diagnostic and monitoring program to promote good health and animal husbandry for the life of our sheep.
Kangaroo Island Wool farms are productive because of our deep understanding of the interplay between our sheep and their environment. Our wool is grown by merino and non-merino sheep that graze pastures in free-range conditions all year round, with additional supplementary feed being supplied as required at times of the year when pasture growth is low.
We understand and respect Kangaroo Island’s unique natural environment and we work hard to maintain sustainable production systems in the long term. Strong relationships and a transparent supply chain are central to our philosophy. You can be sure that our sheep are as happy growing their wool here on Kangaroo Island year after year as your customers will be wearing it.
Traceability, quality, retail - the next chapter
Kangaroo Island is swept clean by winds off the Southern Ocean, so we know nothing keeps you warm like a Kangaroo Island Wool garment. The natural, renewable fibres in our ecowool blend have exceptional thermal qualities, to keep you warm even when they get wet. You’ll enjoy years of comfort and style in your new garment, with a luxurious, soft feeling on your skin.
Only our finest fleece is selected for our own fashion range, and
we can follow its journey from the shearing shed on our beautiful Kangaroo Island to the retail outlet and now to you. We have partnered with our Australian manufacturers, Merino Snug, where each garment is made using whole garment seamless technology for maximum comfort and style. Merino Possum is 55% warmer than wool alone. Its lightweight and easy to care for. No pill and zero itch. Our garments are made from a blend of Kangaroo Island fine merino wool, New Zealand possum fur and a small amount of nylon for durability.
These natural and sustainable fibers make timeless, versatile clothing and accessories. Merino Possum is the ultimate in luxury knitwear, naturally soft and knitted with seamless design technology to create wonderfully light weight, extra warm, extremely comfortable garments and accessories.
Kangaroo Island Wool’s goal is to promote the unique story of the Kangaroo Island wool industry, focusing on the aesthetic and environmental appeal of our geographic location, maintaining excellent environmental practices, high standards of animal husbandry and welfare practices and promoting the value of the family farm all the way to Fashion.
We are about to launch a new Kangaroo Island Wool pure Merino Throw Blanket. We had a successful submission, working on a final colour-way. Ready for sale end August 2019.