Organic wool growers must not use any synthetic inputs - dips, drenches, backlines or antibiotics. Instead sustainable farming practices are used such as clean pasture management, attention to soil health, environmentally sound stock ratios, good nutrition, and herbal and homeopathic treatments.
In conventional wool processing a cocktail of chemicals are used to clean or scour the wool. For wool organic is washed in certified organic biodegradable detergent.
For conventional wool, chemical treatments are used to make wool un-shrinkable, moth-proof and softer. This organic wool is naturally soft because we select fine micron Australian Merino fleece to begin with and it is not subject to coarsening chemical treatments.