One of the things that I love about working for my company is that we have a social conscience. We know that if you take the people out of a building, then you have an empty building. The people are what make an organisation tick.

New Zealand wool is a sustainable product but not every culture and country is lucky enough to have New Zealnd’s rich countryside and industrial heritage. So we are working through Heifer International to give sheep to those families and communities that could use a break.

One of my former Colleagues Elise Demboski started our “WOOL FOR A BETTER WORLD PROGRAMME” which we are proud to carry on and expand.

Benjamin Sanchez-Quispe (7) and his sister Anita Veronica Sanchez Quispe (4) with one of the family’s lambs.
Photo by Jake Lyell, courtesy of Heifer International

In places like Bolivia, entire communities depend on wool from sheep. Struggling families use sheep’s wool to make clothes, or sell it for extra income.

Some Heifer families use managed grazing techniques or zero-grazing pens to protect the environment and collect manure for fertilizer, which improves soil and pasture land.

Wool is a perfect fibre to keep people warm in winter and cool in summer, and the sheep grow a new fleece every year.

All over the world, Heifer partners are raising sheep to advance the cause against hunger and poverty.

The people at Wools of New Zealand love that we are privileged to be able to share sheep and use wool to make a better world. We make a donation each year and we promote the cause during our USA spring and fall sales.

Gift your own sheep! – Click on the image right to go to Heifer’s page.

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