Proudly Doing Our Part – Climate Beneficial Wool
Proudly Doing Our Part, Providing Climate Beneficial Verified Wool, Because It Matters
Imperial Yarn partnered with Fibershed in 2017 to proudly offer our customers beautiful Yarns, Fabrics & Finished Goods made exclusively with Climate Beneficial Verified Wool that is traceable to the ranch of origin. Domestic fiber has been responsibly grown and ethically harvested by hard-working men and women that make their living stewarding their flocks and making the best use of their agricultural resources through mindful carbon-farm planning and implementation, all of which is designed to move the ranch to have a climate beneficial, net-negative greenhouse gas operation. It matters now more than ever, and we are proud to do our part!
What is Climate Beneficial Wool & Why Is It Important?
Making a Difference One Step at a Time
Each year our ranches implement and continually improve the practices outlined on their completed carbon-farm plan to enhance eco-system function year by year. These plans include long-term and short-term goals and measures they plan to implement to reach those goals systematically. These measures may include restoring vegetation to freshwater creeks, planting cover crops and hedgerows, no-till farming, solar-powered water distribution, etc. Each carbon-farm plan is customized to the ranch, aims to protect and enhance the available natural resources, and is meant to evolve consistently for more advanced carbon sequestering.
Our Ever Increasing Annual Contribution to the Greater Good
The two ranches that are the source of the Climate Beneficial Wool for Imperial Yarn can sequester 2,969 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year. They can offset the emissions from 631 passenger vehicles per year. This equals 6,877 barrels of soil, or 3,246,495 pounds of coal burned. These ranches can offset the emissions for a single person flying economy 927 times on round-trip flights from Heathrow (London) to JFK (New York). – Fibershed & Carbon Cycle Institute
The two ranches that are the source of the Climate Beneficial Wool for Imperial Yarn can sequester 2,969 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.
These landscapes can offset the emissions from 631 passenger vehicles per year (passenger vehicles emit 4.7 metric tons per year with average use in the United States and are driven 11,507 miles). This equals 6,877 barrels of soil, or 3,246,495 pounds of coal burned.
These landscapes can offset the emissions for a single person flying economy 927 times on round-trip flights from Heathrow (London) to JFK (New York). A one-way trip puts 1.6 metric tons of C02e into the atmosphere.
How Does the Farmer/Rancher Benefit?
Their Wool or Alpaca pricing is based on the international auction market.
The grower can use the bonus as matching funds to obtain State and Federal Farming grants.
Their Wool or Alpaca receives a “bonus” for maintaining and expanding their Carbon Farm Practices.
This is Good for all of us.
Learn more at Climate Beneficial™ Fiber Pool (climatebeneficialfiberpool.com)