We are pleased to announce that Malabrigo is the proud owner of a flock of Merino and Corriedale sheep, who live on a ranch near Montevideo. Taking this step has been very important for us- we strive for sustainability and quality in all aspects of our business, and now we are able to have a direct hand in wool production from the very first step, and to ensure the humane, high-quality care of our happy little sheep. True, this flock isn't enough to produce all of our yarn by a long shot- but they're awfully cute. Welcome to the family, little guys! Should you happen to be in the Montevideo area, we invite you to visit our little lab!
Also, August and September are special months for the malabrigo flock at La Serena: it's lambing time! Many members of our pasture-raised flock have recently given birth. Having a quiet walk in the lambing paddock is probably one of the most rewarding parts of raising sheep!
It is not only our own sheep that we worry about, but all of the sheep that produce our wools. The entire Uruguayan wool industry has committed itself to achieving the highest standards of sheep husbandry. In Uruguay the sheep graze mainly on native grasslands and lamb in the spring when conditions are best for success. All of the wool produced in Uruguay is mulesing-free and shearing occurs pre-lambing. To learn more about our commitment to sustainable, humane sheep welfare visit the Wools of Uruguay website and read the Guidelines for Ethical Sheep Production in Uruguay.