18th September 2008
As people look for ways to be "green" don't overlook those bucolic fluffballs grazing in the pasture. They give us the ultimate sustainable product! They grow it yearly! I am experimenting with a Seattle "green" furniture maker, Aimee Robinson, owner of Greener Lifestyles of Seattle.We are pooling locally grown wool of specific "down" breeds- the meat breeds whose wool is often burned!-like Dorset and Cheviot. I am processing it naturally in my local mill into lofty, spongy batting. She is stuffing her classic sofas and chairs with it. Check out her website and others in this fast growing market-Puregrow Wool(CA), Woolgatherer Mill to start. How about a local co-op of naturally grown wool to sell to the burgeoning "green" home furnishing trade?