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Recyclable, circular and plastic-free by nature

Sustainability and wool

Natural, Renewable and Biodegradable
Natural, Renewable and Biodegradable

Wool is 100% natural, 100% renewable and biodegradable. Wool, by nature, is a circular fibre.

No microplastics, unlike synthetics
No microplastics, unlike synthetics

Wool is biodegradable so does not contribute to microplastic pollution in our oceans or on our land.

World's most recycled apparel fibre
World's most recycled apparel fibre

Wool is the most recycled apparel fibre in the world.

Download the latest sustainability toolkit

For designers, brands and manufacturers looking for sustainable material solutions, wool is a natural, technical and circular fibre that can be easily integrated into sustainable material strategies. Download the Wool: a sustainable solution toolkit to discover how wool aligns to the UN SDGs, is an inherently circular fibre and the latest innovations that reduce the environmental impact of textile manufacture.


How Australian woolgrowers are mitigating methane

From using seaweed as a feed supplement for sheep, to improving a wool-growing property's natural capital, 
discover the evidence-based solutions into mitigating methane being explored by Australian woolgrowers and the wool industry.
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How you can use wool more sustainably

Processing innovations

Processing innovations

Innovations in wool processing technologies create more efficient and environmentally friendly processes in yarn development, knit and weave manufacture and dyeing and finishing to create fabrics and products for the fashion, sports, footwear, interior, protection wear and automotive industries.

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Wool and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The wool fibre and Australian wool industry are aligned to 11 of the UN SDGs. From responsible farming practices and manufacturing efficiencies to end-of-life garment disposal, we are working towards a positive future.

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Want to know more about wool’s sustainable properties?

The free and self-paced Sustainability and Wool course explores the industry’s impact on people and the planet. Discover sustainable development theory, global frameworks, circular economy principles and more. 
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