ZQRX Sheep

A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOOD OF THE PLANET

Shear Edge is committed to sourcing only the best strong wool on the planet. Natural fibre that drives our progress to a sustainable and regenerative future.

SUSTAINABLE. ETHICAL. TRACEABLE.

We are proud to partner with The New Zealand Merino Company to ensure all our strong wool is world class.

Our partnership with The New Zealand Merino Company Limited helps us achieve meaningful action in our core business drivers, the sustainable development goals.

Producing the world’s leading ethical wool doesn’t come easy, but all of New Zealand Merino's growers believe in farming sustainably for generations to come. The ZQ and ZQRX wool certification standards leads the heard, enabling growers to produce wool we can be proud to use in new and innovative ways.

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ZQ Natural Fibre

It's wool done right. ZQ is a wool certification standard that stands for a better quality of life. For the animals, for our planet, and you.

ZQRX New Zealand Merino

ZQRX Regenerative Wool

ZQRX takes a big picture view of the global challenges and solving them by accellerating small, collective, regenerative-driven actions.

NEW ZEALAND STRONG WOOL

We use New Zealand Strong Wool in all of our natural fibre composites and contrary to their name, the New Zealand Merino company also supply this coarse fibre.

 

Wool is classified by the thickness of its fibres. This thickness is measured in microns; one micron is equal to 0.001 mm. The lower the number, the finer the micron and the softer the wool. While we work with wool on a daily basis and know about all the different types of sheep and the wool they produce, you might need a bit of help!

 

Here's an easy way to know the difference

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MERINO WOOL

12-25 MICRON

Finer wool fibres that are soft and luxurious. Super fine merino wool fibres are used in next-to-skin clothing and suiting, while fine and mid-micron fibres are woven in to activewear and classic fashion. 

STRONG WOOL

35+ MICRON

This robust wool fibre is tough and durable. It is most often made into luxurious and comfortable, hard-wearing carpets, but we're using nature's miracle fibre in new and innovative ways.

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