Outside Features Sheepherders from Martinez Ranch
November 9, 2018

There’s a decent chance that the wool in your outdoor gear came from these animals: the sheep from S. Martinez Livestock, near Mabton, Wash. It’s the last large-scale sheep-herding operation on the state’s public forestland. The wool goes to companies such as Farm to Feet, Pendleton, and Woolrich to be turned into American-made performance clothing.

The family’s operation – specifically the Peruvian sheepherders who work there – are featured in Outside Online’s Where Your Wool Comes From.

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