Woollen clothing maker
Founded by the Rolfe family in Forbes, NSW. All garments are made in Australia from Australian merino wool.
This company sources its merino wool from Glenwood Merinos in NSW, run by fifth generation Merino farmers. Glenwood have not mulesed any animals since 2005.
Source: company website (2014)
Brands owned by this company are listed in Human Society International Australia's Better Wool Guide as having a commitment to phasing out mulesed wool but with no timeline or certification scheme specified. Mulesing is the controversial practice of removing strips of the skin of a lamb's rear and is often done without pain relief. In Australia, the only country where mulesing still occurs, an estimated 10 million merino lambs are subjected to mulesing each year - equivalent to 19 lambs per minute.
Source: HSI Australia (2023)
This company was previously accredited and licensed to display the 'Ethical Clothing Australia' Trade Mark on their Australian-made garments, which ensures Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions.
Source: Ethical Clothing Australia (2023)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Address||PO Box 925, Forbes, NSW, 2871, Australia|
|Phone||02 6851 2100|