The collection process
Around Springtime every year in New Zealand, farmers muster their sheep from the surrounding paddocks, hills and mountains, droving them to the local woolshed for shearing. Shearing - the process of removing the wool with clippers, is a skilled craft which is expertly done without hurting or harming the sheep.
Once shearing is complete, the sheep are returned to their paddocks to graze, enjoying a much lighter coat for the warmer weather and ready to grow more fine quality wool for the next winter.
Return to Paddock
The wool from the sheep is collected by a wool handler, with the lower grades of the fleece removed. The sheep are then happily returned to graze in the paddock, with a sharp new haircut. Lanolin is removed by washing the wool using a special technique to separate the pure Lanolin oil.