It’s 2018 and one morning, After leaving the kids at school, I run into another parent who works as a sheep shearer. I learned that all sheep are cut at least once a year to keep them healthy but plenty of that wool can’t be used and all that beautiful wool ends up as landfill!

Helena couldn't get all that wasted wool out of her mind. Her wool rebellion couldn't wait- even though life was incredibly busy. So, she launched Wool rebel with a dream of zero waste.

We decided to take on the challenge of making quilted vests and jackets using wool waste as insulation. The first step was to develop our own insulation - FÅRTEX®,  made from 100% wool waste from local farmers. It took us 3 years to create a prototype. After many tests of how to best process the wool, we discovered that machinery from the car industry was the best option, as the usual clothing production techniques did not work. 

The process of testing, adapting, and innovating has continued as we have kept focus on our Wool rebel dream of a zero wool waste, locally processed vest. And we figured out how to do it!

Hope you will love the clothes as much as we do and become a Wool rebel you too!

/Helena & Charlotte