We believe that it is important to support our local farmers and businesses in order to strengthen small, green industry practices as well as to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. We are happy to offer these materials directly to our customers, so that you can create your own bedding, crafts and toys. Everyone deserves the opportunity to utilize materials that are healthy for the planet and for us.
All of our products are filled entirely with our Premium Eco Wool Batting. Eco Wool is entirely derived from local flocks of sheep that are raised following specific criteria that ensures top quality wool. Our Oregon grown, Eco Wool batting is produced at the Woolgatherer Carding Mill, located down the road from Shepherd’s Dream.
Is Eco Wool Organic?
This is a question many people ask. Eco Wool is not certified organic. At this time very little organic wool is available on the market; almost no organic wool is grown in the United States. We find that Eco Wool is actually cleaner and of higher quality than the organic wool currently available. Eco Wool is produced to the highest standards; some of these standards are beyond those specified for organic materials. We have access to organic wool from New Zealand that is pure and clean, though due to it being only one type of wool, it doesn’t offer the kind of resilience or bounce that our Premium Eco Wool does. Our Eco Wool is a blend of about 7 different types of wool varying from fine to coarse in order to create the most ideal wool fiber for use in bedding. We prefer the quality, loft and sustainability of our Premium Eco Wool.
Our All Wool Mattress is encased with this Eco Wool Textile and our mattress protectors are made of this textile as well. Our beautiful Eco Wool Textile is produced in the U.S. using the finest of wool fibers available. The elimination of harsh chemicals in processing allows this fabric to be soft, durable and long lasting, making it ideal as our mattress encasing and for use as mattress protectors.
We use two different types of organic cotton in our wool bedding line. Our thicker sateen is made from organic cotton that is grown and manufactured in the USA. This fabric is used for our wool filled mattress toppers & pillows due to its increased durability. This fabric has a thread count of 322 and is 112” wide. This organic cotton textile is available to purchase by the yard on our website.
We also use a silky smooth, light weight sateen from India for our comforters and washable pillow cases. This fabric has a 230 thread count, 113” width and is ideal for sheeting, comforters and clothing. This organic cotton textile is available to purchase by the yard on our website.
Though our preference is to use all local raw materials, sometimes we have to compromise a little in order to find materials that will create the highest quality products we can dream up.
We have ample amount of fabric and batting scraps (also known as Craft Wool) that are left over upon completing each item that we produce. There are many items that could be made out of these materials, such as quilts, woven rugs, dolls, purses and clothing. Our Craft Wool can be ordered on our website in different size bags of your choosing. For more information on our other scrap materials, please call our office and we will work out a great deal for you! Hooray for crafting! Call us toll free at 800-966-5540.