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Shave 'em to Save 'em

We here at WildWool Farm are in support of endangered sheep breeds partnered with the Livestock Conservatory and to give you our amazing fiber friends a more in depth look into what (Shave 'em to Save 'em) really is here is a quote from their website directly which we have linked at the bottom of this page! 

 

"In our ongoing commitment to making it more profitable to raise heritage breeds, The Livestock Conservancy created the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative (SE2SE), thanks to funding provided by the Manton Foundation. This program recognizes fiber artists who use wool from breeds on our Conservation Priority List while connecting shepherds of heritage breeds with customers."

"The Livestock Conservancy has long said that the way to save endangered breeds of livestock is to give them a job. In the case of wool sheep, we need to start using their wool again. Because of marketing challenges, some shepherds discard or compost the wool after their annual shearing rather than cleaning it and selling it. This program encourages fiber artists to try using rare wools, and helps shepherds learn how to prepare their wool for sale and how to reach potential customers, thereby making it more profitable to