Sheep in New Zealand2017-05-22T12:49:52+00:00

About Wool

Wool grows on a sheep in a similar way to the hair that grows on our bodies. It is a protein fibre formed in the skin of sheep to protect the animal, making it 100% natural, not man-made.

WHY WOOL
HOW IT’S MADE
SHEEP IN NZ
IT’S MANY USES

Sheep in New Zealand

Romney is the dominant sheep breed in New Zealand, along with Corriedale and Merino. Their wool is strong, medium and fine, respectively and can be combined with other wool types depending on requirements. For example, New Zealand wool carpet is often a combination of strong wools from New Zealand and Britain. This is because New Zealand wool is particularly strong and whiter (meaning it holds its colour better) and British wool has extra bounce.