Nisa Berzeg - Oct 02 2023
Are Sheepskin Rugs Ethical?
As consumers become increasingly environmentally conscious, questions regarding the ethical nature of products arise. A common query we encounter is, "Are sheepskin rugs ethical?" Well, the answer is “yes and no”, as the ethics of sheepskin products are closely linked to their source and production methods. At Wildash London, we are committed to transparency and sustainability, shedding light on how sheepskin can be both an ethical and luxurious choice for your home.
Ethical Sheepskin: A Matter of Source and Practice
Not all sheepskin is created equal. The ethical nature of sheepskin rugs primarily depends on the treatment of the sheep and the environmental impact of the production process. At Wildash London, we prioritise sustainably produced sheepskins sourced from British and European sheep, ensuring a cruelty-free and free-range life for the animals.
Wildash London's Sustainable Approach
Cruelty-Free & Free-Range Life
Our sheepskins are sourced exclusively from farms where sheep are treated humanely, leading a cruelty-free, free-range life. The well-being of the animals is at the forefront of our sourcing practices. .
Biodegradable & Eco-Friendly
We adhere to eco-tanned processes, producing biodegradable and organic sheepskins that align with the principles of environmental preservation and protection.
By-Product of the Food Industry
The sheepskins we use are ethically sourced as a by-product of the food industry, contributing to waste reduction and promoting a circular economy.
The Importance of Source
While we hold our practices to the highest standards, it is crucial to acknowledge that not all sheepskin is ethical. Sheepskin rugs from some countries can come from unreliable sources, where animal welfare and environmental considerations are neglected. Unethical practices in these regions can contribute to the mistreatment of animals and have detrimental effects on the environment. When buying sheepskins and sheepskin products, be aware that less expensive sheepskins will usually have been sourced from countries that have lower environmental, animal welfare and tanning standards. You get what you pay for!
Identifying Ethical Sheepskin
Ethical sheepskin providers, like Wildash London, offer traceability, enabling consumers to know the origin of their products and the conditions in which the animals were raised.
Certifications & Regulations
Look for products that meet stringent certifications and regulations, such as REACH, which are indicative of environmental and health considerations in production.Transparent
Ethical providers are transparent about their sourcing and production practices, openly sharing information with consumers.
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