Heritage wool yarns from Portugal. There are fourteen different breeds of sheep in Portugal. Some of them are critically endangered after being progressively replaced by foreign, more productive breeds.Retrosaria Rosa Pomar produces yarn made exclusively from Portuguese wool. They create yarn in collaboration with small manufacturers, breeders associations, and shepherds. All Rosa Pomar yarns are non-superwash, not bleached, and have no silicone-based softeners. Their woolen yarns may contain traces of vegetable matter (hooray!) Their wool comes from free-range sheep. Mulesing is not practiced in Portugal.