Livia Jumpsuit in Navy
Rainbow Print Tee in Grey Melange
Vegan Tee in Grey Melange
Etta Stripe Jumper in Blue
Belva Dress in Black
Kinsey Dress in Blue
Marguerite Dress in Black
Nell Stripe Jumper in Navy
Adina Dress in Navy stripe
Aileen Shirt Dress in Navy
Aleta Dress in Plum
Lola Stripe Dress in Grey stripe
Raina Wrap Coat in Dark blue melange
Rhea Dress in Black
People Tree partners with Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS) in Nepal to make hand knitted garments and accessories made with sheep’s wool. People Tree is committed to sustainability in every aspect of our business and we share our customer’s concerns about animal welfare. We want to answer your questions about how and why People Tree uses sheep’s wool.
Why does People Tree use wool ?
Where is People Tree’s wool sourced?
People Tree currently sources sheep’s wool from New Zealand where the New Zealand Merino Industry decided to cease surgical mulesing by December 2010 , mulesing in the Merino wool industry is common practice in Australia. In previous collections People Tree has used a limited amount of New Zealand Merino, we are not using any Merino wool in our current collections.
Mulesing is an animal husbandry practice where skin from under the tail of a young sheep is cut off, without without anaesthetic, in order to prevent fly infestations. We see this practice as animal cruelty and boycott the use of wool from this origin.
People Tree is working closely with KTS in Nepal to develop more traceability and transparency on how the wool is sourced. Our aim is to be able to trace all raw materials back to the source where they are grown or produced, in this case to the farmer in New Zealand. People Tree is also in the early stages of a long-term project to produce organic and Fair Trade wool entirely in Nepal.