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Kewstoke & South Rhodes

Peter and Netty Hazell run up to 8,000 merino sheep on their properties Kewstoke and South Rhodes near Oatlands in the midlands of Tasmania. Peter and Netty said that “We are extremely passionate about growing merino wool because it is a natural and sustainable fibre that can be grown on Tasmania’s pristine native bush country - much of which is virtually untouched and therefore makes for a wonderful wool growing environment.”

Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?

A. We would like to know who is wearing our wool and request that they encourage their friends and family to try our product and assist in dismissing the perception that wool is itchy and expensive. The modern merino that we breed is soft when worn next to the skin and is inexpensive as a woollen product because it will last a life time.

Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?

A. ‘Thank You’ because you are wearing a natural product not a chemical (i.e. synthetic clothing). Synthetic clothing has been found to disperse nano particles of plastic into our oceans affecting fish life which we feel deeply concerned by.