Our New Zealand made wool clothing is crafted using wool grown on Davaar Station near Te Anau. In order to maintain proper animal health and hygiene, we shear our ewes twice a year. This practice is also essential for the production of our knitwear, as we maintain a wool length no longer than four inches to ensure the highest quality yarn.
We use wool because it is a natural, ethical and sustainable fibre that provides many benefits.
WOOL IS SUN SAFE
Woollen fibres naturally protect from the sun’s harmful rays.
WOOL IS NATURALLY INSULATING
Wool has insulating characteristics and naturally releases and retains warmth when required.
WOOL IS RENEWABLE
Wool is naturally grown, not made. Every year, sheep grow a new fleece and are shorn. Their wool is then made into a variety of products, including Davaar & Co.’s wool knitwear.
WOOL IS DURABLE AND ELASTIC
Woollen fibres are incredibly strong. They can be bent thousands of times without breaking and maintain their natural shape. Quality wool clothing is long lasting.
WOOL IS BIODEGRADABLE
Woollen fibres only take a few years to decompose when disposed of, unlike most synthetic materials.
WOOL IS MULTI-CLIMATIC
Wool has the unique ability acclimate to its natural environment.
WOOL IS FLAME RESISTANT
Wool is naturally flame resistant and has an extremely low ignition threshold compared to synthetic fibres.
WOOL IS NON-ALLERGENIC
Wool is not associated with allergic reactions, nor does it promote the growth of bacteria. The natural structure of wool discourages dust from settling and the cleaning process is very effective at reducing allergen levels.
WOOL IS BREATHABLE
The natural structure of wool allows garments to absorb and release moisture and heat. This means wool will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Wool is also warm when wet.
WOOL IS EASY TO CARE FOR
Our wool clothing is easy to care for. They can be machine-washed with wool-approved detergent. This retains natural oil, protecting each fibre and resisting dirt and grease.