The sheep are generally sheared and stripped from their wool in the springtime. They will be rounded up to be undone from their winter fleece one by one. Texeler only select the very best wool available. The selection of the wool starts immediately when the sheep are sheared. A professional shears around 150 sheep a day, which means that on average a sheep is fully sheared within 4 minutes.
The shearer keeps dirty parts of the wool separate and only picks out white wool. All wool selected will be measured at the traditional wool scale at one of the farms. After that they hand pick which wool will be used in the production, while doing this they look at the following characteristics: colour, fiber length, curliness and beauty. The selected wool is then put in big bags after which it is ready for transport to the washing facilities situated in Belgium.