MATERIALS MERINO WOOL
Fine merino wool is ideal for all types of temperature. The sheeps are not those that normally graze in the valley; they’re used to live in upland areas and at any climate condition. Highly breathable, Biodegradable and recyclable, it has zero impact on the environment.
Merino wool is softer and smoother than traditional wool and protects naturally against the cold with no itching sensations. Find below an overview on certificates, technologies and innovations of our producers.
GOTSThe world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Environmental criteria include, for example, the evaluation of all chemical inputs (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) that must meet basic requirements on toxicity and biodegradability/eliminability. But GOTS certificate considers also social criteria: all processors and manufacturers must meet minimum social criteria based on the key norms of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More information on Global-Standard.
It is a challenge to find the perfect fabric among all sustainable materials. Different fabrics have different advantages and disadvantages for the environment in all the various phases of the production process.
Bamboo, for example, even if presenting very high benefits in farming (high soil yield, low water consumption, etc.), is an artificial fiber which needs to be extracted.
On the other hand, cotton is a natural fiber but it presents the disadvantage of the low soil yield and the fact that it steals precious areas that could potentially be used for food farming.
Our aim is to further improve the selection of sustainable materials and to concentrate, where possible, on new and innovative materials with a particular focus on upcyling&recycling.