What is Climate Beneficial Wool?
In short, Climate Beneficial Wool is sourced from ranches that have a Carbon Farm plan.
According to research by Dr. Marcia deLonge of UC Berkeley’s Silver Lab, the process of Carbon Farming and the movement of Climate Beneficial Wool through a regional and renewable energy-powered supply chain has the potential to produce a garment with a net negative CO2 footprint, saving over 150 pounds of CO2 per garment (compared to conventional production).
From 2015-2018, the Climate Beneficial Carbon Farm Fund has generated $41k and an additional $25k in price premiums. These funds go back to the participating ranchers and are invested into individual carbon farm plans. Coyuchi funded projects include purchasing cedar incense trees to be planted in a windbreak and funding a solar-powered water distribution project to facilitate rotational grazing, but plans can be a mix of up to 30 USDA-approved carbon farm practices.
California alone has lost over 50% of its carbon in its rangeland soils, and has set a target to be carbon neutral by 2045. Working with state and federal partners, Fibershed makes the connections needed for truly regenerative fiber systems. Coyuchi is a proud supporter and all purchases of our Climate Beneficial Wool products support 1% for the Planet as well as Fibershed.
Together, we can support much needed collaborations between ranchers, land-managers, makers, and end-users to move carbon out of our atmosphere, and back into our soils — while building our local economies, and generating heirloom quality, regionally-sourced textiles.