Responsible Wool Sourcing and its Environmental Impact
The environmental impact of our suppliers, ZQ and UPW’s, wool production and practices are carefully monitored, and sustainable farming practices are used at all times to ensure its responsibility.
What does "Responsible Wool" mean?
Responsible Wool refers to the production of wool that aims to reduce the environmental impact of traditional wool production, by prioritising sustainability, animal welfare and supply chain transparency during production.
How is Responsible Wool different from conventional wool?
Unlike traditional wool, Responsible Wool production ensures the welfare of sheep and sustainable land management that minimises the environmental impact of traditional farming practices.
What are the ethical practices behind Responsible Wool farming?
The ethical practices behind Responsible Wool production farming include:
- Humane treatment of sheep
- Responsible grazing methods and soil conservation
- Using suppliers with RWS certifications
- Full traceability throughout the supply chain
Where does Jigsaw source its Responsible Wool?
We make sure we use suppliers who are certified as RWS and have a track record of sustainable, ethical practices. We work hard to build and maintain personal relationships with our quality suppliers, who are at the forefront of environmental and animal welfare initiatives.
How does Responsible Wool production impact animal welfare?
Responsible Wool farming prioritises the welfare of animals. Sheep are treated humanely and mulesing is prohibited.
Does Responsible Wool have a lesser environmental footprint?
Yes, through avoiding harmful chemicals, excessive water usage and practicing sustainable land management, Responsible Wool has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional wool.
How can I maintain the quality of my Responsible Wool items?
You can maintain the quality of Responsible Wool items by:
- Washing: avoid over washing, hand-wash when possible and use mild detergent. A cold wash can also prevent shrinking and maintain quality.
- Drying: air dry your woollen clothing by lying it flat on a clean surface/drying rack. Avoid hanging woollen items as this can mis-shape them.
- Storing: store woollen items in clean, dry, cool, and dark places to maintain fabric quality.