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What are some warm clothing options for vegans?

I’m unable to find vegan wool and I don’t like purchasing petroleum based products. What can I wear to keep warm?
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Do all wool-bearing animals need to be shorn?

Do all wool-bearing animals, especially sheep and alpaca, need to be regularly shorn to maintain their health? Is it true that sheep's wool will grow to the point where it threatens the sheep's life ...
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Could wool from sheep living in an animal sanctuary be considered vegan?

As far as I know, some sheep need to be shorn because they were bred to produce more wool. If such a sheep is rescued from a sheep station by an animal sanctuary, which is a non-profit organization,...
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Vegan wool alternative other than synthetic fiber?

I read this post about vegan clothing, but I'm wondering what are the best alternatives to wool for warm clothing (i.e. sweater), which would be suitable for countries with some snow and temperatures ...
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Is there an ethical alternative to mulesing? (Removal of wool-bearing skin from the breech of a sheep)

Mulesing is the removal of strips of wool-bearing skin from around the breech (buttocks) of a sheep to prevent flystrike (myiasis). The wool around the buttocks can retain feces and urine, which ...
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What specific ethical concerns are there about the use of sheep's wool?

I am a vegan and I (believe I) understand the main philosophical arguments and stances that lead to the conclusion that we should not use non-human animals or animal products for our own ends. ...
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