Despite their reputation as followers, sheep are actually quite individualistic, from their personalities right down to their fleece. Even among sheep of the same breed, there are variations in wool color – sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic – but when the wool is processed, bleached or dyed, the object is usually constistency, so all those natural variations are removed.
At Coyuchi, we love the look of wool in its pure and natural state, and we think the color variations only add to its beauty. For our Striped Wool Blanket, we source wool from a collective of small farms in Canada, where the sheep are humanely raised on cool, misty pastures. Left undyed (except for a few stripes of color), the natural gray and ivory tones take center stage and the subtle shifts of shading are celebrated, not masked. The result is that every blanket is unique, just like every sheep.
Our Stitched Felt Place Mats and Runner bring the beauty of undyed wool, and the soulfulness of small-batch handcrafting, to the table. And our Felted Wool Soaps do the same for the bath. So you can incorporate this pure, natural (and naturally beautiful) fiber into every part of your day.