Our merino wool is ultra-fine fibre measures less than 19.5 microns (µ) diameter. In industry terms, this measurement is referred as a ‘micron count’. A micron (or micrometre) is one millionth of a meter (0.000001).
To give you a better picture of how fine this is, we prepared the below diagram.
Our impeccable care and attention is not just limited to the well being of our livestock. Our commitment to the highest industry standards carry on throughout the production process. We spin and dye all our fleece and over see where every ball of wool is wound and packaged.
We are proud to be the only company in the world to use merino wool of this superior quality for our hand knit yarns.
Certified by the Textile Exchange, KPC organic cotton yarns use only cotton from certified organic cotton farms. The dyes and the dying process used by KPC meet strict eco guidelines, ensuring that the finished yarns are as environmentally friendly as possible.
- Eliminates harmful impact of pesticides to the land and waterways
- Increase soil fertility and biodiversity
- Controlled water usage
- Reduce contamination and excess wastage
- Solutions to improve the sustainability of textiles manufacturing
- Organic certification GOTS
- Dying is monitored meeting universal standards - guidelines must be maintained
- Metal free only - very little wastage and run off
- Low impact dyes
- Skin friendly
- GMO or genetically modified seeds so they are build resistance to bugs
- Harmful pesticides are used when bugs are resilient
- Degraded soil quality from growing on the same soil over and over again
- Unhealthy crops requires more water
- Harmful chemicals used like heavy metals and chemical dyes
- Cause skin allergies
Awarded by Control Union – the certification body governing the sourcing and processing of fibres from organic agriculture and production of sustainable textile products.
Criteria: Containing 70% or more organic (or in conversion) fibres. The balance, up to 30%, may be made of non-organic fibres. Regenerated and synthetic fibres are limited to 10%. Blending of organic and non-organic is not permitted.
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Meadow is our 100 percent pure merino wool yarn, ethically sourced from Australian farms where the welfare of the non-mulesed sheep is paramount. The fibre is spun to create a lofty and soft super-chunky weighted yarn, which is perfect for making the cosiest of garments. This product is especially great for large-scale projects or quick beginner knits such as winter scarves and beanies.
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Grace is our sustainable pure cashmere, made with 70 percent recycled cashmere fully certified by the Global Recycled Standards. Reclaimed industrial waste, in the form of discarded fibres from our spinning mill, is used to carefully craft a luxuriously soft yarn, thus engaging full and frank commitment to closing the loop within the production process. Our Grace Super Chunky is ideal for making fast and timeless projects, while our Grace Aran is excellent for stylish drapey knits.
The GRS provides a track and trace certification system that ensures that the claims made about a product can be officially backed up.
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Soul is our recycled cotton Donegal blend fused with linen for a crisp dry hand feel and nylon to reinforce the recycled fibres. The classic Donegal look gives the yarn a unique appearance, making it fantastic for those special projects. Because Soul is breathable, it is excellent for transitioning between seasons; and the Aran weight makes this yarn suitable for creating chic textured homeware items and modern knitted garments that will never go out of style.
The Oeko-Tex system assures that textiles which have been tested successfully and awarded a certificate are free of concentrations of harmful substances which are detrimental to health and the environments.