Organic Wool Network
The Organic Wool Network is being launched in time for the holiday shopping and cool weather season. It's a collaborative of several U.S.-based organizations and companies making organic wool apparel, baby blankets and home textiles readily available for the first time to consumers online, in stores, and from catalogs. To be certified as organic wool, USDA requires that the sheep be raised without the use of synthetic hormones or pesticides or overgrazing of the land, and with organic feed and under continuous organic management from the last third of gestation forward.
Organic wool products available from OWN participants include a sophisticated knee-length women’s coat by the Delano Collection (Brooklyn, NY); high-performance Merino wool hiking socks from Fox River Mills (Osage, IA); Merino wool crew and moisture-wicking hiking socks from Maggie’s Organics (Ypsilanti, MI); soft and natural colored Merino baby blankets and clothes from NUI Organics (Austin, TX); and sweaters from Patagonia (Ventura, CA) and Sahalie (Hillsboro, OR).