Wool Scouring


Wool scouring is the process of washing wool to remove dirt, grease (lanolin), sweat, and other impurities.

Wool scouring is energy and resource intensive; often involving several rinsing stages and utilising detergents and chemicals, to properly prepare the wool for further processing (usually into textiles like carpet and insulation). It can also generate a significant amount of wastewater containing grease, pesticides, dirt and cleaning products. If not properly treated, this can pollute our waterways.

Eco Choice Aotearoa’s standard provides a framework to minimise these impacts. It also promotes safer working conditions within the industry, and requires applicants to track and report on their annual emissions, waste, water and energy usage,

Wool Scouring


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