Recent enquiries from the Vegan Community have sparked some heated debates at Hurd & Co HQ. As a business I try to be as environmentally conscious as possible when making decisions as I believe we all need to become more aware of our purchasing choices. I have my own personal preference when it comes to wool vs acrylic although I can can see arguments from both sides.
In this post I thought I would take the opportunity to provide you with some facts, therefore, enabling you to make a conscious decision when choosing the yarn you would prefer for your garment.
Excellent durability extends the life of many products therefore encouraging you to buy less
Cheaper than wool
Easy to clean
Lots of colour options
I refer you to my previous blog post What's so great about wool? to see the many benefits associated with wool.
I have also found the following information about wool and potential environmental issues.
The environmental impacts of sheep wool come from the use of pesticides and insecticides to protect the sheep from harmful insect life or in mass wool production.
Sheep require a large amount of land in comparison to the growth of other fibre types.
Large numbers can produce a harmful amount of methane, contributing to climate change.
I hope this helps you reach an informed decision about your preference of yarn. If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.