Made With Wool


Gulf Coast fleece from Hope Springs Farm


Wool is amazing.  Wool is:

Breathable – able to transport moisture in a vapor state from one place to another. Wool clothing wicks moisture away from your skin, making you drier and more comfortable.

Odor Resistant – the moisture wicking properties minimize the growth and life of odor-causing bacteria.

Warming and Cooling – air that is caught in the wool crimp is a natural insulator and can help keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Strong and Resilient – it can be stretched, bent, twisted and tugged in any direction literally thousands of times without damage.

Naturally fire resistant – which is one the reasons why so many military uniforms are made from wool.

Natural and sustainable – wool is a natural product, produced by sheep and available for harvesting (shearing) every year without damage to the sheep.

  • Learn more by checking out the articles on the right
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Marketing Wool

Wool marketing can be broadly classified into two methods: commodity and direct (or niche).

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Wool Show

The Gwinnett County Fair takes place each September. It draws thousands of people from the metro area.  Two highlights of the fair are the Open Class Sheep Show and the Wool Show.

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Wool FAQs

Learn more about shearing, skirting, keeping your wool clean and selling it in our FAQs section!

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Made With Wool

  • 04/05/2017 11:23 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    But now there is hope for the achy knees, sore backs, and tight schedules of strawberry growers. Wool mulch, cleverly named Woolch™, is marketed by the Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Association… The results of 10 years of trials have shown overwhelming success of Woolch™ in reducing weeds in strawberry plots.

    http://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2009/05/the-wonders-of-woolch-new-mulch-for.html


  • 04/02/2017 11:46 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    “Buying and using a domestic product has become a lot more important to people,” Roberts says. “And that’s a huge boon to wool producers… Outdoor apparel manufacturers are helping to revive this once dying industry”

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2155176/can-outdoor-apparel-manufacturers-save-american-wool-farmer

  • 03/31/2017 11:39 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    Humans began using wool about 10,000 years ago, first by collecting the fibers shed by wild sheep. After sheep were domesticated, they were selected to produce larger quantities of wool that did not shed. The lack of shedding meant that all the wool could be harvested at the same time. It also meant that sheep had to be shorn.

    https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/resources/internal/heritage-sheep
  • 03/28/2017 11:48 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    “We are introducing a very environmentally friendly and sustainable fiber to the combat uniform system…  We were in the heat of summer here… The uniforms were lighter weight and breathed better. Soldiers were very happy with the material.”

    https://kitup.military.com/2016/11/wool-blend-uniform.html

  • 03/21/2017 11:22 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    “…we never sell any fleeces on shearing day. There is never time that day to thoroughly skirt a fleece, and if you sell it to someone and they take it home and show someone else, that unskirted fleece is going to represent your farm to the public.”

    http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/livestock/sheep/raising-sheep-for-profit-how-to-sell-raw-fleece/


  • 03/15/2017 11:21 PM | Website Admin (Administrator)

    In the fourteen years since its beginning, Cooke Creek Sheep Company has built both a local and online reputation and presence that brings profits from all aspects of sheep: Raw fleeces, breeding stock, pelts, locker lambs, milled fiber products… even hay.

    http://countrysidenetwork.com/topics/livestock-topics/sheep-livestock-topics/wrap-around-flock-success/



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