Since the beginning we’re strongly focused on high quality natural fibers, especially Australian super fine & ultra fine merino wool, Peruvian soft alpaca and carefully selected natural blends. Yarns designed and produced with care and respect for the environment and people, entirely in Italy, by a family of entrepreneurs who work in the wool business since 1663. A family who cares about animal welfare by using yarn from the sheering of sheep breeded in organic and mulesing free farms of New England, Mudgee, Yass, Geelong regions.
Our suppliers are able to claim PURCHASE DIRECTLY large quantities of greasy wool from Australia and the only carded wool spinner able to provide the customs certification of PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN - as it combs its raw materials exclusively in Italy.
The raw materials employed by our suppliers are in general terms
- exclusively natural
- originating from renewable sources
- sustainable and ecological
- completely recyclable
- completely biodegradable
- selected at source
- obtained in respect of animal and environment welfare.
- Wool exclusively produced on Australian farms certified in compliance with the NWD Integrity program standards and for the care and welfare of the sheep. The wool is purchased at fibre auctions in greasy form through our Australian specialized partner company. We keep records for Traceability of every step of the production streamline and we know for each lot the name and the reliability of the farms of origin. Since 2013, our suppliers are only purchasing wools recorded as NM (No Mulesed – harm of any kind to an animal)/ CM / PR.
Merino is an entirely natural fibre grown year-round by Australia’s 70 million Merino sheep, consuming a simple blend of air, sunshine and grass.
Unlike most man-made fibres, when Merino fibre is disposed of, it naturally decomposes back into the earth in a matter of years.
Every year Australian Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making Merino wool a completely renewable fibre source.
Merino fibre has a natural crimp, which provides Merino wool garments with superior insulation and breathability. Merino garments protect the wearer from extremes of temperature, keeping the wearer warm when the outside temperature is cold, yet cool when the temperature is hot.
Merino wool stays fresher for longer as the fibre structure and moisture absorption properties reduce the tendency for build-up of body odours. Its complex structure locks the odour molecules within the fibre and releases them upon washing.
One of a kind
There are two types of Alpaca: Huacayo and Suri, which differ from each other in both their appearance and the characteristics of the fibre.
Population: 4 million Habitat: Peru, Chile & Bolivia Is the predominant Alpaca type. Its bulky, yet fine fleece offers the widest range of natural shades.
Population: 400 000 Habitat: Peru, Chile & Bolivia Is the least predominant Alpaca type. It has a curly, shiny and silky fibre. Its fleece comes in a narrow range of pale, natural shades, such as white, fawns and light browns.
Alpaca fibre is prized thanks to its natural properties. The combination of unique weather conditions and low protein diet allows Alpacas to grow fine hair that is comparable to other special, high-quality fibres such as Cashmere, Angora and Mohair.
Alpaca is a silky, soft and durable fibre that has unique thermal properties due to the microscopic air pockets found in the fibre. These pockets allow the user to breathe through it on warm days and likewise trap body heat in cold weather.
Alpaca hair comes in more than 15 natural shades, which makes it an attractive alternative for top designers worldwide. The versatility of the Alpaca fibre allows it to be transformed into: Knitted and Woven Garments, Accessories, Crafts. Alpaca fibre is also elastic and non-flammable.