While all Sonoma Wool Company products remain all-natural and untouched by chemicals, there are many stages our wool must go through in order to be clean and prepared for household use.
It all starts on the Ranch. Once each year, usually in the Spring, the wool on the each ewe (female sheep) is sheared by professional sheep shearers.
Shearing does not harm the sheep, it is similar to getting a hair cut!
It will all grow back by the following year. Once sheared, the fleece (wool from one sheep) is placed on a skirting table, where quality imperfections in the wool are removed by hand.