mährle, the happy wool from Germany

Sustainable wool, without long transport routes, raw material imports and exploitation, was for a long time merely wishful thinking. On our own initiative and after many long hikes, countless exciting encounters and many efforts, we have managed to obtain wool from German sheep and traditional shepherds and process it here in Germany and our neighboring countries. A lot of passion paired with careful treatment of the raw material and a lot of expertise of the shepherds are the cornerstones of our concept.

Just as we value our shepherds as valuable partners, they value and respect their sheep as unique creatures. They are an essential part of the production of this high quality and sustainable product and mark the start of a new era of domestic wool. Welcome to mährle.

PRODUCT LINES

Our product lines are based on the origin of our sheep. This means that behind each line there is a shepherd with his flock and a story. The lines are as different as the people, their flocks and the breathtaking landscape around them. The color palettes are inspired by the flora and fauna of the biotopes and invite you to fantasize and ponder. Immerse yourself in life as a guardian of a flock of sheep!

INSELSCHAF
beautiful – rough
frisian uni

Ideal for “over
and home textiles

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ALBSCHAF
beautiful – soft
spring batik

Ideal for
wearable textiles

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DEICHSCHAF
beautiful – rough
autumnal speckled

ideal for “over
and home textiles

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HAUPTSTADTSCHAF
beautiful – rough
summery jean effect

ideal for “over
and home textiles

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RHÖNSCHAF
beautiful – rugged
winterly iridescent

ideal for “over
and home textiles

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RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS

Can you believe that a large proportion of shepherds have to dispose of their wool because it is not white or soft enough, or the purchase simply does not yield enough? And this is exactly where mährle comes in. Our wool has its rough edges, but it is not scratchy. However, since it is more robust than the widely used blended yarns, it is wonderfully suitable for “over” or home textiles. We would like to save this wool instead of throwing it away.

Wool from mährle gives you a unique opportunity to experience wool, to be creative and to do good at the same time! A good conscience when buying wool, as you only know it from the farm store – in retail and online.

Especially today, when sustainability and consciousness are especially important to us, it would be only logical to go to the shepherds, pick up the wool, wash it with rainwater and spin it, and then dye and process it with plant-based dyes. But all of this is far less romantic than it actually sounds.

And that’s where mährle comes in. With the same passion and motives, that’s exactly what we did – because no one else does it! The goal is to fulfill this own desire for a good conscience not only for ourselves, but for everyone else who is interested and in the same breath to support the German shepherding community.

In plain language, what makes mährle wool so special?

Sustainable and durable dyeing.

Our wool is dyed according to Ökotex Standard 100 and is therefore, in contrast to
plant-based and consistently reproducible (the favorite color can be reordered at any time!).
be reordered at any time!) The handwork done with the wool is thus appreciated for years
appreciated for years. The shades within the different lines, inspired by the origin of the wool
the different lines are carefully coordinated and can be combined with each other
and can be combined with each other as desired; this stimulates creativity, creates freedom in
the and brings a piece of nature into your home.

Practical winding.

Normally, natural wool is wound only to the skein. That means, before it can really
wool winder and reel have to be used to wind the skein into a ball.
time-consuming and not really fulfilling. Not with mährle! Here you can immediately
with the creative handwork.

A strong yarn.

Wool is known mainly in the so-called sock wool thickness (thickness 2-3). The
may be sufficient for socks, but for most other applications, such as home
applications, e.g. home textiles, the processing becomes very laborious.
very laborious - in concrete terms, this means: high consumption and extremely
time-consuming with slow progress. This was not good enough for us, which is why we
decided to use a thicker yarn. Thickness 4-6, i.e. twice as thick!
For a more beautiful look in home textiles and faster visible results.

Natural quality.

Wool from mährle is 100% virgin wool from Germany. Not 90%, not even 99% -
one hundred! Without synthetic fibers and directly from the pasture. That was for us a
no brainer. Why rely on long transport routes and environmentally harmful substances
when natural wool makes every synthetic imitator look old? It does not absorb odors
is heat insulating (a dream in winter) and on the one hand allows evaporation,
but on the other hand it is also water repellent! Annoying crackling is by the
antistatic property just as history as problems of allergy sufferers, since
natural, thoroughly washed wool is in no way allergenic (no respirable fibers)
(no respirable fibers).

A package as a symbol.

First and foremost, wool is a raw material waiting to be processed.
However, through the sustainable packaging and noble winding, the ball itself stands as
a symbol of the appreciation of the wool itself and the work of the shepherds.
In order to make our society aware of the value of German wool, we use targeted print
products. We purposefully use print products made of natural and recycled papers.
When it comes to shipping, we rely on recycling. We use mailboxes made of recycled
cardboard, which you can recycle for your next shipment.
A product that wants to be given away with a good feeling.

Nature meets nature.

When processing our precious wool, we not only attach great importance to quality,
but also on whether our partners share our values. For example, our
dye works, the Hirschhorn textile dye works in Hesse. Mr. Thierling and his team
are not only leading experts in yarn dyeing, but also produce in accordance with
environmentally friendly aspects. Their company has therefore been accepted into the
Environmental Alliance of Hesse. All our yarns are produced according to ÖKOTEX
Standard 100. Here, natural fibers are just as beloved as by us - and just as thoughtfully
and considerately they are dyed here.

Happy fluffy suppliers.

We have strong opinions about animal welfare and that's why all of our
fluffy suppliers live outdoors almost 365 days a year and only come indoors when the
when the weather requires it. This keeps the sheep happy and the wool high quality -
no matting due to being kept indoors, healthy fur due to clear rainwater showers.
Of course, we vehemently oppose the mulesing process, in which sheep are
skin is painfully cut off to prevent flies from settling in.
Our shepherds sometimes even shear their flocks themselves, directly on the pasture -
and give their sheep a bath in special showers (to combat external parasites such as
ticks).

Fair compensation.

It is important to us not to make anyone a loser in our business. The winners here are
animals, whose quality of life is preserved. The shepherds, whose work - which is much
more of a vocation - is fairly valued and remunerated. Nature, whose value is a value is a
decisive factor in the choice of our partners.

Climate neutrality..

The climate is an issue that no one can escape nowadays; a collective
responsibility that we all have to face - whether we want to or not. And we want to!
Since most wool laundering is now done in China and shipped here by cargo ships,
there is no need for shipped here, there are no more wool laundries in Germany that can
process our quantities.
Which is why we are unfortunately still dependent on transport routes of up to
1000 km. Therefore we have our wool washed in our neighboring countries
Austria and Belgium. And although we are constantly working on optimizing the logistic
the status quo is already an incredible success for us. If you compare
our production process with that of wool from Australia or South America, we have
already taken we have already taken big steps towards sustainability.

In our search for shepherds throughout Germany, we encountered touching fates and so many different stories that we would never manage to tell them all. Stories of people, but also stories of animals. So we also experienced that sheep life is not always just grazing and enjoying nature, but can be quite hard at times.