Regenerative practices, local wool with provenance, and transparency; all were top of the agenda in a wide-ranging discussion that even spun its way into wool as a carbon sink.
Not all things wool end up in textiles, increasingly some now end up in fertilising wool-pellets. Nothing added, by the way, but how does this new use impact wool’s eco-credentials? And if wool is used as fertiliser, and thereby carbon-capturing its weight in gold, how will this affect the ‘nature vs synthetic’ debate?
Having followed this seemingly endless discussion since 2009, when Made-By first launched their fibre tool that put wool in the dunce corner as the worst fibre for the environment, it is interesting to note how this space has become even noisier now that the Higg Index MSI has made similar comparisons and rankings.