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.
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!
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?
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.