Responsible Wool Strategy
From winter knits, to tailored blazers, wool is an essential fibre used seasonally to craft our timeless pieces. We love using wool for the quality finish and luxurious texture it offers garments.
As an Australian brand, we are passionate about supporting local farmers and committed to assisting the local farming industry in adapting to the evolving needs of the modern customer.
To ensure the humane treatment of sheep in our wool supply chain, we are proud to support the transition away from the practice of mulesing in Australia and are dedicated to working with suppliers to drive improvement in all aspects of animal welfare.
We’ve developed a Responsible Wool Strategy, which features time bound commitments to achieve greater traceability and higher standards throughout the wool industry.
When developing this strategy, we worked with farmers, industry bodies and animal welfare groups to ensure that we understood how to best support progress for every party involved.
These stakeholders included the Australian Wool Innovation, the Australian Wool Exchange, RSPCA Australia, Four Paws Australia and Humane Society International Australia.
OUR GOALS By winter 2021, all pure wool Trenery products will be verified nonmulesed or from farms that have ceased the practice of mulesing. By winter 2023, all wool-rich Trenery products (with 30% wool composition or more) will be verified non-mulesed or from farms that have ceased the practice of mulesing.
By winter 2025, all pure wool and wool-rich Trenery products will be fully traceable, non-mulesed and certified by a credible third party to ensure high animal welfare standards and sustainable farming practices.
WHAT IS MULESING? Mulesing is a painful procedure that involves cutting skin from around the lamb’s breech using sharp shears. When the wound is healed, an area of bare skin without folds or wrinkles remains which ensures the sheep is less susceptible to flystrike.
We understand that farmers practice mulesing as a way of protecting sheep from flystrike, but would like to see strengthened efforts to transition away from this practice. Ultimately, we need more farmers exploring the breeding systems available to eradicate the need for mulesing long-term.