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The carbon impact of peat moss

Story of the 5%

Peatlands make up only 5% of the land in the world and take up to 10,000 years to form as they grow only 1 mm a year. They are natural water filters and barriers to flooding and fire. When left alone, peatlands sequester 370,000,000,000 kg of C02 a year, more carbon annually than all other vegetation in the world - including rainforests. When disturbed by harvesting, human development, and drained for agriculture, peatlands off-gass carbon for 30-40 years, creating a bigger problem.

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 Currently Canada produces approximately 1200 tonnes of wool. Most of Canada's wool is above 29 microns which is considered coarse and has a very high vegetable matter content making it difficult to process. Canada's lack of processing means this kind of wool is not utilized in any form.


Historically wool was used in many forms beyond yarn. Today innovative uses for wool is being explored across the globe. Let's make Canada a part of that innovation!


EcoWool Canada Inc. buys wool from local farmers in a way that reduces the labour on the farm's end. Our processing system can manage any kind of dry wool, no matter the quality.