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Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is highly important to us. Being young Australian surfers, camping, and nature lovers, we appreciate and respect all aspects of nature.
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From a moral standpoint, we have a number of steps in place to ensure the super warm and unique fleece we use in our boots is sourced as fairly and also tanned in the most environmentally friendly way possible. It's important to understand that the fleece that we use is a by-product of the meat industry and would otherwise be discarded. There are no sheep in Australia that are used solely for the production of boots.
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In order to obtain fleece that is sourced as fairly as possible, we have taken a stand. We use only 100% Australian fleece. We do this as, The Australian Animal Welfare Standards for sheep has recently been updated as of 2016. These new standards have been compiled with the input and assistance from the following groups:
- Animal Welfare Groups 
- Researches from State and Territory Governments
- Livestock Industry Organisations
- The general public under the auspices of the Animal Welfare Committee.
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This is why we only use fleece sourced fairly from local Australian suppliers.
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Our fleece is also tanned using "eco-tanning” techniques and is widely regarded as the most environmentally friendly technique in the world. The tannery we use is periodically inspected both internally and externally to ensure it meets and complies with laws and legislation.
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We take our environmental responsibility very seriously.
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Enjoy the warmth.
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Cheers, 
The Ozalia Australia team down under x
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