Q. Why is wool not being used extensively throughout the USA?
A. Sheeps wool has been used for insulation and fill for bedding for at least 10,000 years. Imitations, many oil based, were introduced to the USA in the last century, to provide cheap alternatives. The by-product of many of these is the inability to last for the life of the building, or to clean the air, or to be as efficient as wool. As we become more aware of the fragility of the environment there is a real demand to revert back to natural products. Wool fills that demand.
Q. Are the sheep treated humanely, and how is the wool obtained?
A. Paragon wool is sourced from our selection of open grazing properties throughout New Zealand. Sheep generally produce one or two crops of wool per year. They are sheared in a very humane manner, with professilnal shearers. New Zealand has rigidly controled animals rights legislation with legislated traceability.
Q. Where are the Paragon products manufactured?
A. We procure the wool from New Zealand farms/ranches. It is then assembeled and scoured (washed) using a non-ionic detergent. Then it is shipped to our plant in Calhoun GA and processed into our range of products.