The 5 freedoms of animal welfare

All of Devold's Merino wool is long-fibered, which is a biodegradable type of wool with outstanding features. Garments in pure merino wool are basically made for physical activities, in summer as well as winter, because clothes made from this renewable material can absorb and release moisture. Due to this exceptional feature, you will not overheat nor start to freeze. The quality of the wool depends on how the animals are being treated. That is why "The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare" are supported by all of the farms we work with:

1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by 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


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