What is wrong with wool?
2. Most of the sheep are sold for meat at some point. As someone opposed to the consumption of animals, I can't support an industry that produces animals to eat.
3. Mulesing. The cutting off of the tail of sheep. A painful, if not scary, process.
So as someone who thinks that animals shouldn't have to suffer just for you to have soft toys, I have been using acrylic felt in all of my products. For more information on the wool industry click here. Be warned though, some of the images are quite graphic.
For a while now, I have not felt that I am fulfilling all my obligations as someone who is environmentally responsible. I have finally found someone on Etsy who sells felt that is made out of 100% certified recycled plastic PET bottles.
This means that instead of bottles just going to landfill, they will become beautiful toys or accessories for you and your family!