Wool is one of the oldest and most popular fabrics in human history. What was once a resource used for survival has evolved into a commercial behemoth leading to the exploitation of sheep and lambs worldwide.
However, is the wool industry really all that bad? Can we still buy products using wool as ethical consumers? Is there such thing as vegan-friendly wool?
We discuss all these questions and more in this episode in an attempt to bring some clarity to an often confusing area of veganism.
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Things mentioned in this episode
- Is Wool Vegan? Ethical Considerations of The Wool Industry
- Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years
- Holy sheep! Ram named Shrek II is found with a massively overgrown fleece weighing 30 KILOS
- What Vegans are getting Wrong about Wool.
- When Counting Sheep Gives You Nightmares – Animal Liberation
- The Best Vegan Clothing Brands: 2021 Sustainable Fashion Guide