Soul wool is very special. First, it's New Zealand Baby Merino. Second, it is BRUSHED off the animal, not sheared. Third, it is hand spun in the heart of the Israeli desert by Nomadic Bedouin women (who are paid fair wages). Fourth, it is then hand-dyed by Israeli artist Schlomi. Fifth, the dyes are all natural! This is an incredibly special yarn. You can compare it in looks to Malabrigo's discontinued GRUESA yarn, a thick and thin bulky, but it differs in so many ways. It's much softer. It's much lighter, cloud-light! It's also super-wash, so no felting. It is just the softest bundle of merino you'll ever get your hands on.