The Gubaňa project brings Slovak wool back to life

Four women want people to acknowledge the quality of Slovak wool.

First products by Gubaňa.First products by Gubaňa. (Source: TASR)

Contrary to the past, when farmers used to process from sheep not only milk and meat but also wool, today the tradition of wool processing is almost extinct in Slovakia. Now four women from the central-Slovak town of Banská Štiavnica are clustering to bring this tradition back to life. Under the trademark Gubaňa, they offer clothing with a modern design produced from Slovak wool.

“We are trying to buy wool from Slovak farmers, and we give them a fair price that pays for them to raise sheep,” said Šárka Minárik, a co-founder of the project, as cited by the TASR newswire. “Today there is no interest in their wool in Slovakia. They either incinerate it, bury or sell it for a few cents to Poland or China.”

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