Comfort in the Herd


Comfort in the Herd adresses the topics of the devaluation of wool in the Netherlands and its potentials. By collecting and analysing wool from the Drents Heideschaap, Nederlands Bonte Schaap and Texelaar, an item was developed for each breed following their specific qualities. 

Sheep are kept in the Netherlands for meat, milk, or grazing. The massive amount of wool they produce annually however, is not used. Historically low wool prices have turned it into a burden rather than a resource for Dutch farmers. It therefore often ends up in landfills or in an incinerator. ‘Comfort in the Herd’ looks at the quality and potential of the disregarded wool.