Mt. Hood

6105-3-sample

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Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood


Eco Facts

As with all our wool fabrics, they are non-mulesed. What is non-mulesed wool? One of the animal husbandry issues unique to sheep is the practice of mulesing. Sheep which are raised in certain climates (as much of Australia) are susceptible to a condition called “fly-strike.” What is fly-strike? A certain type of fly, called blow flies, lay eggs on sheep’s back legs when the sheep are less than clean. When the flies hatch, these maggots burrow in any slightly raw or inflamed area and literally eat their victim alive. To control this condition herders “mules” the sheep, which means cutting away large swaths of the skin on their hindquarters and back legs that is susceptible to the borrowing maggots. Mulesing is traditionally done without anesthetics, and is inhumane. Our wool is from tiny ranchers in Uruguay, who have never needed to mules sheep as fly-strike is unknown in Central and South America.

The Fabric Name

Mt. Hood is the second most climbed mountain in the world. Located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, Mt. Hood is crowned by 11 glaciers and is home to the only year-round ski resort in North America.

Uses

upholstery

Specifications

  • abrasion test results: 40,000 Martindale
  • care: Pre-shrunk. Easy to care for. Washable in any temperature, but use cool temps to preserve color and energy.
  • certification: Oeko-Tex 100
  • content: 100% wool
  • railroaded: No directionality
  • weight: 12.0 oz yd2 / 407 gm m2
  • width: 55" / 139 cm

Why choose us?

We've done the work for you

Over the years, Patty and Leigh Anne dedicated tons of time researching ethical and sustainable production—how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things)  and to our planet.  They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right?