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.
Wrap Your Creative Ideas in Kangaroo Island Wool
Calling all Kangaroo Island Artist & Designers – Unique Commission Opportunity! Kangaroo Island Wool is excited to announce a new project to create a unique product for Kangaroo Island – a throw rug made from Kangaroo Island Wool Pty...
Second Hand September!
Almost halfway through my favorite month of the year September, it is a beautiful time of year on Kangaroo Island everything is lush, green and alive! Rainbows on every vista, wildlife galore. The start of spring!! Now September has...
Thriving Womens Conference 2018
Was a a while back, but we have been a bit busy here only just getting a chance to jot this down now! Fantastic talk Rod Miller (AWN SA Wool Marketing Manager) & I presented to the ladies that...
Young, Fresh & Innovative.
I have been getting a bit behind with our blog, that old cliché of being a bit to busy on the frontline. Winter is quiet on Kangaroo Island, but not for long and not if you sell woolly jumpers...
Easy Care Wool Products
I often get customers asking about how to wash their new Jumper or scarf, and often people are wary of wool because they think you have to hand wash. Firstly lets tackle a few old myths out there, gone...
Team Effort……….Ewe beauty!
Well look what happens when we start networking together! Very proud to be in the paper last month. Great article about our Kangaroo Island Wool and Grower Christine Berry did an fabulous job with her interview. Was fun to be...
We have a Winner!
Congratulation to Mary Hewett! For winning Kangaroo Island Wool’s $100 voucher for our New Years Promotion on Facebook. Thanks for all your Entries and look out for more promotion! ‘Like’ our Facebook page for more chances to win. “My...
Happy Australia Day
Happy Australia Day from all the team here at Kangaroo Island Wool. Hope you all enjoy today’s celebration. Feeling inspired! Here at Kangaroo Island Wool we have a few products that really reflect classic ‘Australiana’, capturing Australian native animals...
Parndana Show 2018 and more!
Epic week Just gone! First up, I showed our new range of knit wear to our fabulous retailers, setting up at Emu Ridge. Next off the list, a visit from our manufactures manager Alvie, flying in from Melbourne! Flung...