All in Wool & Natural Fiber

Garthenor - Organic Wool Knitting Yarn

Garthenor’s mission is to provide sustainable, organic, and British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. Garthenor produces beautiful certified organic wool yarn, fleece, and bespoke (custom made (bespoke) knitwear. Garthenor raises sheep on their own farm and they buy raw fleeces directly from UK farmers. All of their wool products are fully traceable to the farm of origin. Garthenor was the first company in the world to produce and sell certified organic yarns. Their sustainability goals include reducing energy use, reducing waste, promoting conservation, and inspiring others to act. Garthenor measures the direct and indirect environmental impact of their operations and actively develops solutions for reducing those impacts. Garthenor's wool is available in a wide array of beautiful natural colors and it can be purchased online with worldwide shipping.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

REI is the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. Their passion for outdoor adventure is expressed by their incredible product selection. REI offers a huge selection of gear for camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, winter sports, water sports, and travel. They pride themselves in offering the latest and greatest gear but also gear that is tried and tested to be the best available for their members. Membership benefits include a nice rebate credit at the end of each year based on excess profits. REI has been listed in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998. REI donates millions of dollars each year to support conservation efforts and they send teams of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and restore local habitats. REI has made a commitment to responsible business practices. They strive to reduce their environmental footprint throughout the company including setting lofty goals like drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use, becoming a zero waste company, creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, and tracking product lifecycles to improve sustainability. All of the REI brand products are produced with the goal of minimal environmental impact and progress is measured each year. REI  strives to power their business operations with green energy. The company gives employees paid time off to get outdoors and they have launched a sustainable tourism program for connecting with other cultures. 

Johnson Woolen Mills

Johnson Woolen Mills has been producing rugged woolen outerwear in Vermont for nearly two centuries. The company's modern manufacturing facility is just feet from the original mill but many of the old processes remain, like hand cutting, piecing, and sewing their traditional patterned, checked, and plaid clothing lines. Johnson Woolen Mills has long practiced a no-waste policy. Every leftover piece of wool, string, or shipping pallet it put to use. Material extras are used for mittens, fanny packs, flasks, wool rugs, and other accessories. Some scraps are sent to local tailors that freelance for the mill from their homes and anything that can't be used is bagged and to be recycled or reused for yarn or insulating products. Johnson Wollen Mills produces a huge selection of wool jackets, shirts, pants, vests, hats, bags, mittens, rugs, throws, and wool fabric by the yard. It is all available for purchase online.

Challenge and Fun - Toys and Games

Challenge and Fun offers a wide selection of high-quality toys and games including soft dolls, natural baby toys, puzzles, animal puppets, cuddle dolls, children's jewelry, and baby toys. Challenge and Fun selects products that are environmentally responsible and their products are made from materials like organic cotton, bio-certified wool, oko-tex certified non-toxic cotton, and wood finished with non-toxic water based stains. They work with some of the best wooden toy producers in Germany and offer fair trade products as well. Challenge and Fun strives to select products that are durable, beautiful, and will last as keepsakes. Their products are available online and ship from their location in California.

Nordic Natural Clothing

Nordic Natural Clothing is made from organic wool, silk, and cotton made by manufacturers in Finland and Germany. Their product line includes merino wool underwear, shirts, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, socks, hats, camisoles, and baby clothes. Nordic Natural Clothing strives to provide garments that have passed the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for product and environmental safety. They track all of their product sources. One of their suppliers, Ruskovilla, is a pioneer in environmentally-friendly textile manufacturing based in Finland. The organic wool used for Nordic Natural clothing is from South America and is produced according to the criteria of IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft). The yarn is spun in Germany and it is certified by IMO (Institute for Marketecology). For silk, Nordic Natural uses a manufacturer that retains some of the natural sericin protein and it has not been chemically treated during production. Nordic Natural's organic cotton is from India and woven by a company that guarantees minimum wage and ethical labor practices. Located in BC, Canada, Nordic Natural offers online ordering and shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

Icebreaker - Merino Wool Clothing

Icebreaker produces a wonderful line of stylish merino wool long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, zip turtleneck shirts, base layers, sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and a full selection of merino socks. Icebreaker's commitment to sustainability is substantial. To start with, they have stringent supplier requirements. Their primary wool cleaning plant recycles its cleaning water, their spinning plant recycles heat, and their manufacturing plant uses environmentally-friendly dye. All manufacturing contractors are required to be working toward a global environmental assurance program, such as ISO 14001 and to consciously minimize environmental impact. Icebreaker's garment manufacturer, spinner, and sock manufacturer are all accredited to ISO 14001: 2004.

All of the cardboard that Icebreaker uses for packaging is either recycled or

JH Stillman - Merino Wool Clothing

JH Stillman produces a line of high quality merino wool underwear, tops, bottoms, zip-neck shirts, hats and gloves. The company actively limits waste by creating products that are designed to last a long time and by using recyclable materials and some products are produced from reclaimed material. They hold all suppliers to labor ethical standards and employees are paid for time volunteering at non-profits. Product that is non-saleable is recycled through textile or pulp mills or donated abroad. JH Stillman also donates books to promote literacy throughout the developing world. Their products are available for purchase online and they are located in Wisconsin.

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

Treliske Organic - Merino Wool Clothing

Treliske Organic are producers of certified organic merino wool, wool yarns, organic hand knit sweaters, blankets, and babywear, all grown entirely on the Treliske farm in New Zealand. Treliske, which means "a place of trees" is a 3000-acre organic farm, certified by the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council. Farmed by the Aitchison family for 3 generations, Treliske grazes merino sheep flocks and cattle, on their rolling hills.  Treliske's farming respects both animal welfare (mulesing is not practiced) and the environment. Their merino wool is soft, non-irritating, and free from harmful chemicals. Treliske products are sold online and shipping is available worldwide.

Shepherd's Dream - Wool Mattresses and Bedding

Shepherd's Dream produces chemical-free wool mattresses, wool mattress toppers, wool comforters, wool pillows and wooden bed frames. Every item is hand-made in their northern California workshop. Shepherd's Dream strives to produce products that will last a lifetime. Rather than support a disposable culture, they even offer re-furbishing of your products should the need arrise. Shepherd's Dream uses wool that is grown and processed in the USA without toxic chemicals or flame retardants. Their Eco Wool is from local flocks of sheep that are raised following specific criteria that ensures top quality wool and the batting is converted at a carding mill located down the road from Shepherd’s Dream. Although Eco Wool is not certified organic, the local sourcing, sustainable production standards, and exceptional quality makes it the top choice for Shepherd's Dream. Products may be ordered online and are promptly made to order and shipped to any location.

Snugbags - Merino Baby Products

Snugbags produces natural baby and toddler merino and organic cotton sleeping bags, swaddles and base layers. Located in New Zealand, Snugbags uses locally sourced merino wool that is superfine and of exceptional quality. Their fabrics are knitted, dyed, and manufactured in New Zealand to ensure an ethical product with high quality and safety standards. Snugbags sleeping bags are made entirely of untreated fabrics to provide a chemical free sleep environment. Snugbags uses fabric dyes that are eco-friendly and free of formaldehyde and solvents. All prints are woven into the fabrics rather than printed, using only non-bleached & non-dyed cotton. Snugbags products are available online with worldwide shipping.

Pure-Rest Organics

Pure-Rest Organics is extremely strict about where and who they get their raw materials from. Purity and environmental responsibility are their top concerns. Most of their organic cotton batting and organic cotton fabrics come from the USA. Their certified organic wool is from New Zealand and is not fumigated and their natural rubber from Sri Lanka meets strict purity standards. To ensure further purity, Pure-Rest facilities are painted with Safecoat, which seals the floors and sewing tables and they do not allow any scented products including perfumes worn by employees in the facility. Products are tested by third party testing to ensure there are no contaminants. Pure-Rest produces organic mattresses and bedding for babies and adults as well as towels, pet beds, pillows, and blankets. Many of their products are made in their San Diego facility and they offer online sales.

Smartwool - Clothing

Smartwool is the leader in popularizing clothing made from merino wool. They are also a leader when it comes to ethical and sustainable practices in the clothing industry. Smartwool partners with New Zealand Merino Company, which has developed the world’s first Merino wool accreditation program. This program ensures environmental, social and economic sustainability and safeguards animal welfare. The sheep that provide wool for Smartwool enjoy free range in spectacular natural settings, contributing directly to the high quality of the fiber. Smartwool believes sheep deserve to be treated well, and as part of that belief, they require contracted wool to be non-mulesed and they will not source wool from growers that practice it. They also work with New Zealand Merino to trace wool to the farm and to ensure every farm takes care of its sheep, its workers, and its land. Smartwool products include their famous socks as well as a large selection of base layers, shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, hats, and accessories.

Patagonia - Outdoor Gear

Patagonia is a longtime leader in environmental and social responsibility. Their extensive product line includes durable outdoor jackets, vests, shirts, t-shirts, pants, dresses, hats, underwear, accessories, sportswear, camping gear, hiking gear, and survival products. Patagonia products are produced under safe, fair, legal, and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain. Their Footprint Chronicles provides transparency about their supply chain to help reduce the adverse social and environmental impacts of their products. Patagonia donates 1% of sales to environmental organizations around the world.

Ibex Outdoor Clothing

Ibex Outdoor Clothing offers a wonderful selection of merino and organic wool outdoor clothing including shirts, pants, underwear, skirts, and accessories. Their super soft, lightweight merino wool outperforms synthetics and cotton year-round. The temperature regulating and moisture managing properties of Merino give you superior next-to-skin comfort. Ibex is based in a repurposed Vermont building and they take pride int the innovations they have made with wool construction and the relationships they have built with craftspeople, sheep farmers, and clothing manufacturers. When you have finally worn through your Ibex clothing, the company takes it back to repurpose into felt products.

Atlantis Fabrics

Atlantis Fabrics is an online fabric store offering organic cotton knits like jersey, velour, fleece, terry, interlock, and rib, and organic cotton wovens like poplin, sateen, denim, corduroy, flannel, mesh, canvas & twills. Plus, they have bamboo fabrics like rib, jersey, and bamboo/cotton and a new line of organic cotton fabrics that have been dyed using only herb & mineral extracts and no chemicals.

ONNO T-shirt Company

ONNO T-shirt Company has worked hard to make what they think is a pretty good t-shirt. All ONNO t-shirts are made from sustainable fibers: bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton. ONNO t-shirts are made in responsible workplaces in China where workers live close to the workplace and do not work overtime. ONNO partners with Made In A Free World to better understand and address supply chain labor risks. ONNO also purchases carbon offsets to balance the transportation of their products. ONNO t-shirts and long sleeve shirts are available for purchase online.

O2wear - Bamboo Clothing

O2wear specializes in women's leggings, t-shirts, and camisoles made from silky-soft bamboo fiber; a light-weight, breathable, natural alternative to synthetic fibers. The fabric is certified by the Oeko-tex 100 Standard, meaning there are no chemicals or toxins remaining in the fabric after it has been processed into fibers. Native to China, bamboo grows prolifically with very little need for irrigation or pesticides, making it a more sustainable option than many other fibers. The company is based in Australia and ships worldwide.

Merino Queen

Merino Queen offers fashion forward cardigans, sweaters, pants, tanks and scarves made from featherweight merino knit. Merino Queen was born out of a love of merino knitwear. Each garment is fully fashioned out of the finest New Zealand/Australian eco-friendly merino yarn. Merino Queen sources their yarn from Biella mill in Italy. Biella has the preservation of the natural and community resources as a fundamental principle and all mills are certified for their compliance with international ecological standards. Merino Queen is based in New Zealand and offers worldwide shipping.

Indigenous Designs - Ethical and Eco-Friendly Fashion

Indigenous Designs has been a premium organic, fair trade apparel pioneer since 1994. The company employs thousands of artisans in the most remote regions of the world to produce clothing using the finest organic materials and practicing traditional knitting, weaving, and looming skills passed down over thousands of years. Indigenous offers contemporary women's, men's and children's clothing and accessories to online consumers and leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Products include tops, dresses, sweaters, skirts, pants, ponchos, and outerwear.