What are some alternatives to wool?

As the many people who are allergic to wool already know, alternatives to wool clothing and blankets are readily available. Cotton flannel, polyester fleece, and other synthetic fibers wash easily, keep their bright colors, cost less, and don’t contribute to cruelty. We include a number of companies that sell wool alternatives in our “Guide to Compassionate Clothing.” Click here to view the guide online.

To learn more about the cruelty of the wool industry, visit SaveTheSheep.com.

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