Loden is a strong natural material: It is made of durable new wool, is spark-resistant, repels water and wind, is temperature regulating, easy-care and odour-inhibiting. These properties make milled sheep's wool particularly popular among outdoor adventurers. However, the origin of the high-quality wool increasingly raises issues in terms of appropriate livestock farming.
Mulesing-free Loden: Quality with responsibility towards humans and the environment.
Manufacturing sustainable and durable products is the core value of the German traditional brand Petromax. Therefore, offering high-quality outdoor clothing made of natural materials is an integral part. The quality of the materials as well as professional processing are essential to be able to guarantee the reliability of outdoor clothing. However, in terms of sustainability one aspect should be born in mind: When handling resources respectfully, animal welfare should also be included.
We bear this responsibility: Petromax Loden guaranteed mulesing-free!
What is Mulesing?
The Mulesing procedure is a highly disputed method among experts requiring the removal of excess skin from the lambs’ hindquarters without use of anaesthesia. The painful operation is supported by many farmers explaining that is protects the sheep from unwelcome infestation with flies. For farmers, this procedure is only the least expensive option to prevent nesting of fly larvae – much to the animals' sorrow. The blemished patches will scar when healing and no longer provide a target area for flies. Therefore, the farmer does not have any further care cost for the animals that provide the valuable wool.
Petromax says NO to mulesing and YES to animal welfare!
As a responsible traditional brand, it is our duty to verify the origin of utilised materials and to ensure that livestock farming is conducted in an appropriate manner. This includes renouncing the Mulesing procedure. Alternative methods such as frequent shearing, stronger hygiene measures and controls increase the farmers' cost and raw material prices. We at Petromax accept this to support fair and environmentally friendly livestock farming.
You can be certain: With mulesing-free Petromax Loden you wear the dragon on your chest and good conscience on your skin!