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Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare – Our Wool Supply.

At Bridgedale we are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and we only buy wool from suppliers who commit to the IWTO guidelines – listed below

We also require our suppliers to confirm in writing that all the wool that they produce is from from non-mulesed sheep

All our wool yarn suppliers follow the IWTO guidelines.

The five freedoms summarize the minimum standards for all our suppliers:

1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

2. Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind.

5. Freedom from Fear and Distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.