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Mt. Hood is bouclé type fabric with a nubby, tight weave reminiscent of a curly yarn finish similar to poodle cloth.
55" / cm
12.0 oz yd2 / gm m2
Best washed cold.
Mt. Hood is in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. Located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, it is the second most climbed mountain in the world. Mt. Hood is crowned by 11 glaciers and is home to the only year-round ski resort in North America.
What is non-mulesed wool?
As with all our wool fabrics, they are non-mulesed. 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.