Tom's of Maine Founder Shows us How to Produce Ethical Wool Undergarments (Slideshow)

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Sheep on Rambler's Way farm in Kennebunk, Maine. Credit: Rebecca Grady

What's the best way to produce ethical wool undergarments? Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine -- which sold to Colgate for $100 million in 2006 -- shows us with a tour of his Rambler's Way farm in Kennebunk, Maine. There, the sheep provide wool for his new business venture, ethical fashion brand Rambler's Way.

We start with a closed loop geothermal system in the basement of Tom's LEED Gold-certified headquarters--a restored house built in 1780--and continue on to lambs, sheep, rams, a solar powered electric fence, and more:

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Tom's of Maine Founder Shows us How to Produce Ethical Wool Undergarments (Slideshow)
What's the best way to produce ethical wool undergarments? Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine -- which sold to Colgate for $100 million in 2006 -- shows us with a tour of his

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