Our Use of Recycled Wool

Recycled wool is one of the world's best natural fibres to create our woollen outdoor homewares!

Just like wool, recycled wool is soft, durable, breathable, and naturally stain-resistant but is also great for the environment. 

Recycling wool provides a great environmentally sustainable option for pre-loved wool products. Recycled and repurposed products divert wool garments from landfills, saves considerable amounts of water needed in the manufacturing process of new wool, and reduces land use for sheep grazing as well as contributes to a reduction of air, water and soil pollution.

What is Recycled Wool?

Simply put, ‘recycled wool’ means that in a previous life, your recycled wool picnic blanket or picnic rug may have been an old Creswick woollen cardigan or a pair of our woollen socks!

Old garments, blankets, and offcuts from mills are collected, sorted into colour groups, then shredded, spun, and amalgamated into new yarn. Once woven, this creates the new recycled products we all love!

However, the diverse components can mean slight variations in colour shade on occasion.

The Benefits of Recycled Wool

Instead of using new Merino Wool to make picnic blankets and rugs, recycled wool gives a new purpose to existing, natural fibre products.

Recycled and reused products are more sustainable and eco-friendlier due to the reduction in waste during production. Also, due to it being through a more rigorous life cycle than new wool, recycled wool is tougher for activities like picnics, watching winter sport and numerous summer outdoor adventures!

Our picnic blankets can be alternatively used to rug up on the couch or when travelling the countryside with friends. This displays the outstanding versatility of recycled wool products.

Care Instructions for Recycled Wool Picnic Blankets and Rugs

Our recommended care instructions for your recycled wool picnic rug or blanket include:

  • Dry cleaning the product.
  • Alternatively, spot clean or simply hose down with clean water.
  • Keep them rolled up with our Billabong Leather Carry Straps.

Our Recycled Wool Products

 

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