At the core of our garments is a 17.5 micron superfine merino wool. It is the product from our mulesing free sheep that roam free on the Congi Farm. Located 30 km west of Walcha this farm has been raising livestock for over a century, and currently manages around 25,000 merino sheep. Now in their fourth generation, the Field family produces exceptionally high-quality wool using modern technology and sustainable, certified herd management processes. The use of non-toxic spray guarantees animal health and safeguards the environment.
At the foothill of the Italian Alps in Valle Mosso, Biella, the wool is dyed by the Botto Giuseppe family. For more than 140 years they have been using their passion for product and nature to create premium quality natural yarns.
In the last decade, Botto Giuseppe has invested significant resources, to develop a chain from sheep to yarn that is run according to the rigorous Cradle 2 Cradle certified requirements. Today it is the only mill in the world that has achieved a Cradle 2 Cradle GOLD certificate for woollen yarns.
The wool is processed into yarn at the Cascami Seta Facility which runs on 100% renewable energy. It has been part of the Botto family since 1985. The daily operation is run by Sergio, who has been working at the facility for 30 years. Sergio and his team continue to create some of the finest natural yarns by sticking to the two rules he learned from his mentor: don't use chemicals and listen to what the yarns tell you. When I asked him what they had to change to meet the Cradle 2 Cradle requirements his answer was: "Nothing"
To minimize our footprint and due to the passion for product we encountered in our search for yarns we decided we had to stay in Italy for the final step of the process. We discovered Point Tricot among the green hills of the Le Marche. It is a small, family-owned company that, for over 30 years, has been operating at the highest levels in the knitwear sector. The team is made up of 33 employees, 6 of which are technical programmers dedicated to creating the best quality knitted fabrics.
But product quality is not everything: for years the company has been committed to combining their passion for product and nature and is attentive to the environmental and social sustainability of its chain.