We send our wool to a small woolen mill in Atlantic Canada for custom processing. They use traditional washing techniques and pickers to remove vegetable matter from the fleece. Most commercial woolen mills use the process of carbonizing, essentially dipping the wool in a solution of sulphuric acid, to dissolve organic matter. Maintaining a traditional non-chemical process retains lanolin on the fleece, which creates a smooth, buttery feel to the finished product and a light sheep-like smell to the fabric. You do see the occasional piece of vegetable matter in the finished blankets, but we love this evidence that no harsh acids were used in their production! Our blankets are cuddly soft, durable, and come in a variety of sizes. They are machine washable and sustainable. Give one a try yourself or present one as a gift that is sure to last a lifetime.