We use the highest-quality Lenzing viscose from Austria - an eco-friendly cellulose fibre produced from the replenishable raw material of wood. There are strict governmental controls in place concerning the recycling and disposal of waste to limit the environmental impact which arises from the chemical processing of viscose.
Our cashmere gauze stoles are sourced from the Himalayan mountain goat and produced in a small, family-run factory in Nepal. The goats live in small herds, roaming freely in the mountains with their herder. They are not shorn, like sheep, and the yarn is only combed out in warmer weather when they start to moult. Our supplier Cocowai works closely with the local community in Nepal and is involved in several charitable projects. You can read about these here.
We use the finest combed cotton, with long staples; the longer the hairs, the better the wash-wear characteristics. The majority of our cotton is grown in Turkey, and is sourced by the factory owner. As a former textile trader, he will not compromise on the quality or provenance of the yarn he buys.
A number of our products are made from sustainable cotton that promotes better standards in cotton farming and practices, and reduces the use of harmful chemicals.
Our merino supplier is Südwolle Group, whose production sites are certified to ISO 9001; some of their products are certified with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), which demonstrates the standards that they are able to achieve for other customers. Südwolle runs the family-operated Merino Sheep Farm in southeastern Australia under strict environmental methods. The sheep are non-mulesed; the fleeces are spun into yarn at a factory in Italy, before being knitted into our designs in Portugal.
Lyocell is a sustainable, plant-based fabric made from raw cellulose extracted from wood pulp, which is broken down by non-toxic, recyclable chemicals and spun into fibres. Commonly derived from eucalyptus trees, which grow quickly, without irrigation and virtually any pesticides (in some cases, bamboo, oak and birch trees are also used), lyocell is 100% biodegradable and compostable.
*Please see specific washing instructions for each fabric on the product page*