DHG isn´t taking a vacation, so orders will be processed as usual. However, our dyeinghouse will be closed from August 5th to 25th, so Mixology and ColorLab orders will start production again at the end of the month.

Wool Certified mulesing free or no mulesing

The wording mulesing free or no mulesing is adopted for all extra fine merino wool whose origin, usually Australian, has certified fact that the sheep, whose fleece has been removed, have not undergone the practice of mulesing.

Below we will explain why it is so important for us to have this certification for no mulesing or mulesing free wools and what mulesing is.

No mulesing! Yes, please.

As of today, we can say that having the no mulesing certification for our extra fine merino wool has become a standard that certifies the quality and continuity of our work.

When we tried for the first time, in 2014, to purchase certified no mulesing wool, it cost us much time and effort, but in the end we did it.

All of this to guarantee you, not only a product of beauty, but also a product that is ethical! A product that we have always produced ensuring that it respects the environment and the health of consumers, as you can find out in our section dedicated to Oeko-Tex certification.

Since 2014 we have also shown extra compassion towards the health of merino sheep, which they have so generously given us this wonderful wool.

Don't get us wrong: from the beginning we have always looked for genuine suppliers that are able to guarantee us adherence to certain regulations. However, while we were unable to certify the wool, we put our faith in our suppliers who for us travel the length and breadth of the globe in search of raw materials

Since 2014 we have had the no mulesing certification and we are happy to be able to shout it to the world!

Extra Fine Merino Wool Tops (Sliver) - Raw Colors
Natural White
100 g € 5,12
500 g € 22,41
1 kg € 42,68
5 kg € 205,84
10 kg € 399,10
Extra Fine Merino Wool Tops (Sliver) - The Classics Collection
100 g € 5,99
500 g € 26,99
1 kg € 52,25
5 kg € 252,11
10 kg € 487,76
Extra Fine Merino Wool Tops (Sliver) - The Classics Collection
100 g € 5,99
500 g € 26,99
1 kg € 52,25
5 kg € 252,11
10 kg € 487,76

What is Mulesing?

While writing the first part of this post, I stopped and thought that many people might not know what Mulesing is. So, please give me another few minutes of your time and I will attempt to explain it in only a few words.

Mulesing is a practice commonly used in Australia (the country where most of our Merino wool comes from) which consists of removing a strip of live flesh from the perianal area of the sheep, without the use of any anesthesia or antibiotics, to prevent so-called "flystrike".

Flystrike in simple terms means myiasis which is nothing more than an infectious disease transmitted to the animal by the larvae laid directly in the live tissue of the animal by flies. In Australian Merino sheep, this type of infection is relatively widespread because the flies are particularly attracted by the many folds of skin that this type of sheep have, where urine and dirt of many different kinds can deposit.

Because this type of infection can easily result in the death of the animal, we must resort to Mulesing to avoid contamination.

However, this same procedure can unfortunately be very dangerous as well as very painful for the animal and can still lead to death. It also does not always actually prevent the risk of myiasis.

That is why, for many years, many animal rights associations, amongst which PETA has been at the fore, have carried out awareness campaigns for this purpose and have promoted the boycotting of Australian wool, hoping to encourage breeders to abandon this practice in favor of practices that are more costly yet more respectful of the animals.

From now on we hope to do our small part to contribute as well.

P.S. If you want to know more about it, you can find lots of interesting information on the internet. If you delve into the topic you will find yourselves in front of pictures of the animals who have undergone this horrible practice. I purposefully avoided posting these photos along with this post. They are just too gruesome for me!

If you enjoyed this article about no mulesing or mulesing free, then you may also be interested in learning about how much we care about the environment around us in our sustainability area.