ZQ is a hallmark that certifies a farmer is meeting the highest standards in the areas of animal welfare, environmental care, and social sustainability.
The ZQ Merino programme was launched to help people understand that their textile choices can be a reflection of their beliefs and that Merino, grown the right way, is a smart and sustainable choice.
The ZQ merino we use in every garment can be traced directly to the farm it came from.
The ZQ process ensures that our wool quality is consistent in tests for whiteness, strength, low variation and contamination.
ZQ merino growers are bound by their passion and dedication to careful stewardship of the land and the health and safety of those living and working on it.
ZQ merino sheep live free range lives under the ‘Five Freedoms’. On top of this charter, ZQ sheep will never be live transported, be kept in feedlots or exposed to GMO’s.
All ZQ growers are assessed and audited by trained and qualified third-party auditors from AsureQuality, who visually inspect sheep, farms, and facilities to ensure these rigorous standards are met.
ZQ Merino is sourced only from accredited farmers who meet the highest on-farm standards. ZQ growers pride themselves on best practice in social and environmental responsibility.
Each fleece is assessed in the wool shed by an expert wool classer to ensure only the finest fibers are spun into our yarn.
Mulesing is not practiced by any ZQ growers and because all of our wool can be traced back to the farm it came from, you can be assured that your merino is 100% mulesing free.
We offer you a possibility to return or exchange your order or part of it within 30 days of receiving the order. Returns and exchanges in Finland are free. International customers will be responsible for the cost of returning any items.
We will accept returned items complying with the following: gear must be returned in the condition you received it (new, unused, unwashed) and with the original box and/or packaging, including manufacturer tags where applicable.
We would kindly want to remind of the environmental impact caused by logistics thus we aim to avoid unnecessary deliveries. We are happy to help you to choose the suitable product for you.
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Weekendbee online store ships orders worldwide and offers free fast delivery in Finland and most European countries currently for all orders over 119 €. The delivery costs will be confirmed on the checkout page after you have chosen a payment and delivery method. International shipments are delivered with DHL Express. In Finland we use Posti Green Smartpost shipments, where you can select your preferred delivery station on our shipments page. All shipments within EU take usually 1-3 working days.