In case you missed it the first time around, our very own Hank Kearns was recently interviewed for “Culture Corner” on Ashland radio station KSKQ 89.5 FM. Hank sat down with Ted Sharpe and Theresa J on December 1st, 2018 to explain his vision of sustainability and his commitment to a climate beneficial company.
Hank tells the story of how he moved his family north from the Bay Area to dive headfirst into the wonderful world of wool. With Shepherd’s Dream at the forefront of eco-conscious business practices, he describes what day-to-day operations look like for a company that takes its carbon footprint seriously, while remaining on the cutting edge of a growing market place.
Hank oversees all aspects of production, from the moment the wool is sheared to the last tuft on a mattress. With every product being handmade and checked for consistency, it’s no wonder Shepherd’s Dream has built a reputation as an industry beacon for all-natural wool bedding.
When asked where our products are sourced, Hank replies:
“We source our wool from primarily the Oregon coast — some Northern California, some Roseburg region. We mill the fiber in Montague, just down over the border in Siskiyou County. And all of our products are handmade right there in Montague.”
While sharing his own personal journey, Hank discusses what brought him to the area:
“We love Ashland. We love the surrounding area. We think it’s an amazing place that’s hard to describe to other people who haven’t been here. There’s no better place to have a business like this.”
Listen to Culture Corner’s full interview with Hank Kearns.