Why is wool’s environmental impact badly rated on the Higgs Index?
The Higgs index takes an average impact of the farming industry and only measures the cradle to gate impact of fibres.
It is true that the agriculture industry is a huge contributor to the climate crisis. However not all farms are created equal. By working with specific farms that focus on regenerative farming practices, like we do, you can not only minimise the impact but have a positive impact.
In addition, our Merino wool is 100% biodegradable. This is the “gate to grave” impact that the Higgs index doesn’t take into account. With synthetic fibres contributing a huge portion to textile waste. Due to the wool’s biodegradability there is no lasting impact on the planet. If you put it into the ground it is gone within 6-12 months. Whereas most synthetic fibres never degrade and remain waste in the ground.