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I talked with a good friend today who is VERY into natural fibers, particularly wool, weaving, organic gardening, etc etc etc. I told her about this whole issue with "organic wool" vs. nonorganic wool, and she had some very interesting thoughts.
Unlike cotton, which is highly regulated and the term "organic" cotton is very rigidly defined, "organic" wool is not well regulated and much harder to define. Since most sheep are raised on small farms and eat natural stuff found in the fields and are not given hormones, most wool is pretty much natural just as it is. This all makes a lot of sense to me, and now I'm wondering why I want to pay $15/yd for more-or-less the same thing that I can get for $7/yd.
So with that in mind, I'm sorry to anyone who is desperately seeking organic wool... I have spent much of my computer time the last few days searching and searching for wool yardage, organic and non, and haven't found ANY open coops at the moment. The only place I can find that seems obviously willing to do organic wool wholesale is NearSeaNaturals, so if someone else wishes to pursue that, that's fine with me.
I think I would be VERY interested in doing a co-op for non-organic natural colored jersey. Maybe I'll start a new thread with that intent rather than taking over the organic wool discussion here.
Mom of (11/27/03) and (9/29/06).