Wool Cycle

Wool is a amazing fibre made by amazing little sheep.

Purple Sheep stars in WOOL CYCLE

Sheep eat grass and turn it into wool. The wool can be turned into textiles which eventually can be turned back into grass. The story has been captured in “Wool Story”, and animated adventure with purple sheep.

Wool really is made from Nitrogen and Sulphur as the story tells, and acts as a slow release fertiliser that also helps the soil retain moisture. The animation shows a plant in wool and soil out growing other plants. This is based on real life experiments that can can read about in my post on “PURE”…

Sit back, turn up your speakers and enjoy…

Purple sheep are metaphors for innovation. The idea comes from Seth Godin’s book Purple Cow which you can find here…


7 thoughts on “Wool Cycle

  1. steven, you are not only hilarious, you are brilliant. love the bits of color-coded sheep residue being left thither and yon. 🙂
    i sadly pulled out a NZ wool sweater from the closet and saw the moths had gotten into it, though not enough to consider turning the wool into grass. can you do a write up on maintenance of wool products? nature is as nature does, and the moths are turning wool into new moths. also, and recommendations on how to repair a NZ sweater??
    thank you — you’re awesome, too, by the way. 😉

    • Hi Maki, You can always sew a patch over the hole. Or buy a new sweater.. Moth lavea hate permethrin which is in Fly spray. Not a very Eco solution but it’s better to make things last their full life cycle than to throw them away too soon. It’s a good idea for a post.. Thanks!

    • I would also suggest Maki that you expose your woollens to sunlight every now and which larvae hate! If you’re storing your woollens for any length of time then you may consider vacuum compression bags. But if you have a hole, try mending it with some silk sewing thread. There are lots of websites that can show you how.

  2. Reblogged this on Eremophila's Musings and commented:
    This is a cute little story 🙂 Of course, it doesn’t tell the whole story – sheep can cause erosion of the soil, and other environmental damage, but compared to the damage sustained by using oil based synthetic fibres, it comes out on top.

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