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How Carbon-Negativity Works.
To become naturally carbon-negative, our supply partners have to naturally offset more than they produce. We source wool exclusively from farms that adopt regenerative farming methods. This means farms must carefully manage the integration of flora and fauna on their land, to ensure natural carbon-sequestration that mitigates the traditional impact of farming.

In addition, every additional step of the manufacturing is done with suppliers who have committed to the highest sustainable standards — from running on renewable energy to using innovative manufacturing methods like zero-waste knitting.
5% Revenue,
10x Impact.
Moss growth at Lake Hawea Station.
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Our 5% Commitment.
In addition to our internal sustainable commitments, we invest 5% of our revenue into biodiversity projects. Projects that mitigate, at minimum, ten times the CO2 impact of each sweater’s full lifecycle.

All our investments are carefully selected and vetted by an independent panel of experts, headed by Pr. Mark Maslin, Head of Climatology at University College London.
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Project investments are divided across three areas.
Our biodiversity investments are divided across three key areas.
On-Farm Projects.
These are biodiversity projects on the farms we work with. All projects are carefully chosen with the farmers, and include re-wilding, cleaning waterways, planting trees, protecting local wildlife and research aimed at continuously improving impact.
Industry Projects.
Secondly, we invest in projects that help places our industry has affected. To benefit areas of the world that have been adversely impacted by fashion or agriculture.
Climate justice Projects
Finally, we set aside funds for projects that focus on the humanitarian impact of the climate crisis. To help those who are adversely effected by decisions often made thousands of miles away.
Current Projects:
Tree Planting at Lake Hawea Station.
For planting and conservation we have identified three key areas to focus on restoration. The first is the backcountry beech and totara forests, this is the most ambitious and challenging but we believe in the main two catchments in upper Brest Creek there was historically beech forest and we would like to bring that back.
Acre Amazonian rainforest project, Brazil.
90% of Brazil’s state is forested, but current rates of destruction means by 2030 this could decline to 65%. This project aims to prevent deforestation across 105,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazon basin, protecting some of the world’s most biodiverse habitats. The project works with communities and local groups to help protect ecosystems services while providing alternative of economic development which avoid destruction of the forest.
Menu and Nanyuki Reforestation Project, Kenya
This community reforestation project enables members who are smallholder farmers, to voluntarily plant trees on their land on to the extent that they can afford to, as they still use the majority for subsistence agriculture. In addition to generating revenue from the sales of carbon credits, the project delivers multiple UN sustainable development goals. Providing training and facilities to improve crop production, growing trees as sources of food and medicine, and using wood more efficiently as fuel.
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A Journey. Never a Destination.
Our starting point, was to build Sheep Inc. from the ground up, with sustainable thinking built into every part of the business. To be an example of a new way of doing fashion. One that places environmental, animal and human welfare at the forefront of every decision.

But we know we can always do better.

To this aim, we are constantly looking to improve our impact. Knowing that we can never do enough to avert the current course we’re on.
One more thing…. about the
impact of transport.
We get asked this a lot. Although there are a few different countries in our supply chain, we ship everything by sea. This means transport is only a small portion of our CO2 footprint (around 1%). Nevertheless, we are constantly exploring new ways of trying to improve impact, like shipping everything by wind-powered sail. Although this is a considerable logistical challenge, we are aiming to have this in place by 2022.
Knitwear to Save
Some World.
Our Unisex Knitwear
The Light
Knit.
Our Unisex Knitwear
Edition 01: Reconnection
Our Unisex Knitwear
The Medium
Knit.
The Knitwear Journey.*
We design knitwear that reconnects us. That makes us more aware of the journey. That tells us the full story of the people and impact behind the things we wear.
*Worried about the amount of counties? Don’t Panic. Transport and travel is less than 1% of our overall carbon footprint.