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  1. Valerie
    1st October 2018 @ 4:40 pm

    What are your alternatives to wearing wool products?

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    • Elise
      3rd October 2018 @ 11:05 am

      Here are some suggestions for more natural sources of fiber: https://www.care2.com/causes/7-animal-friendly-alternatives-to-wool.html
      But of course products made from synthetic fibers are also an option and can be found in most stores.

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      • Karo
        1st July 2019 @ 10:30 pm

        Hello Elise,

        none of the materials mentioned in that article has the same characteristics as wool. I am not saying that the wool production as it is now is good, but the other materials just can’t replace it. We should try to push more so that the sheep don’t suffer, but it’s quite difficult to achieve it.

        I don’t agree with using the synthetic fibres in the amounts we use them now, as their production is very dangerous for environment and after they are used, not all of them are recycled. And because they are synthetic, they are not biodegradable.

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        • Elise
          8th July 2019 @ 9:54 am

          There are some materials like woolaca that are said to be the same as wool, but I also don’t see why we need materials that have the exact same characteristics as wool. As long as we have materials that are just as warm and comfortable and look good, why is that not enough? There’s no ethical way to get wool, so I don’t see how pushing for the impossible is going to be helpful.

          There are some problems with synthetic fibers, but they are still more environmentally friendly than wool. Also, most wool is not biodegradable and bad for the environment because of the way it’s treated and dyed. But a move to more natural, biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials and ways of treating and dyeing them should of course be encouraged.

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