Wool production has always been a significant part of Spain’s history, economically, ecologically, and even culturally. The practice of transhumance is one that shepherds take pride in; it is part of their identity. The shepherds coat was constructed such that it met the needs of the shepherd during the yearly pilgrimage. It is primarily a piece of functional clothing that is perfectly suited to the need of the wearer. The transhumance phenomenon is just as valuable to Spain as it is as valuable to the shepherds who partake in it. It is a lifestyle that promotes biodiversity and sustainability.