article was written by Liam Cronin.
certain animal skins, we know to be on the lookout for certain products. For
wool, we keep an eye on sweaters and socks, but wool can hide in all sorts of
only do wool products mean a lifetime of imprisonment for the sheep used to
make them, they can also mean forced breeding, eventual slaughter, and cruel
mulesing, a horribly painful process in which chunks of skin and flesh are cut
from sheep's backsides—often without anesthetics.
an eye out for wool in these products:
Carpets and rugs
Carpets can be an afterthought, but
these home essentials sometimes contain wool. Make sure your next carpet is 100 percent cruelty-free.
Suit jackets and
You'd be shocked at how many suit
jackets sneak wool into the fabric, and the fact that you can't tell the
difference proves that it's unnecessary.
This bread is vegan, but is the table
cloth? Double check to be sure.
Looks comfy, but you'll sleep better
once you make sure that your bedding is cruelty-free.
Shirts and flannels
There are plenty of cotton alternatives
to wool shirts, and you can still get the grunge look.
Walk the walk and ensure your pants stay
Leather isn't the only danger here. Make
sure wool stays off your feet.
Sturdy, wool-free winter hats are easy
to find. And something
about this hat just screams, "Compassion."
Sheep need their wool to keep dry, but
you don't. Opt for cotton towels next time you buy.
When you do your next redesign, don't
forget to keep cruelty off the windows.
lesson here? Always check the tag. You never know what might be hiding in your
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