Schafherde

Pure new sheep's wool (certified organic)

Pure new wool warms well, regulates moisture and ensures a pleasant, dry sleeping environment. Prolana only processes pure new wool from controlled organic animal husbandry - it currently comes from Germany, France, Switzerland and Great Britain.

We use pure new wool in many products. For example, as a coating for mattresses and toppers or as filling material for under-beds, blankets and pillows. Wool has a puffy volume and good warmth, absorbs a lot of moisture and - thanks to its wool fat - has a natural cleaning effect. Protection, warmth and a sense of well-being, as offered by wool, have been valued by people all over the world for thousands of years. Sheep not only preserve our cultivated landscapes and protect them from desertification - they can also cope with high temperature fluctuations. It has to do with the structure of their wool. The crimped wool fibres enclose an air cushion through which the wool can store or dissipate heat. They can absorb about a third of their weight in moisture and quickly release it into the air. The fur ensures that the sheep neither get too cold nor too hot. Some sheep are out on the pasture all year round and can withstand snow and frost . The wool obtained after shearing retains these temperature-regulating properties, also ensuring that pure new wool is perfect for summer. The wool hair is self-cleaning thanks to the natural wool fat lanolin - outside airing is usually sufficient.

Sheep farming has a very long tradition. In many regions - from the Swabian Alp to the hills of Wales or Ireland - sheep farming and wool production are important sources of income. Controlled organic animal husbandry is, above all, species-appropriate husbandry, feed from certified organic cultivation and pasture areas managed according to the criteria of organic farming. There are strict requirements for this, compliance with which is regularly checked by independent, state-approved control organisations. Sheep pastures are usually neither chemically fertilised nor sprayed with pesticides, but in conventional sheep farming the animals are often treated preventively with medication or they are regularly given immersion baths to which drugs and chemicals are added. Such practices are not permitted in controlled organic animal husbandry. Organic sheep farmers have to understand relationships and find creative solutions to keep their animals healthy. One of our partners keeps sheep and beef cattle, which he keeps alternately on his pasture: one year the cattle will be grazing, the next year the sheep will be on this pasture. The reason? Cattle and sheep like different grasses, the cattle fertilize the pasture vigorously and the sheep graze on plants near the roots and thus destroy the habitat of many parasites that would cause problems for the cattle in the following year. This simple but well thought-out rotation principle keeps sheep, cattle and pasture healthy.