Our responsibility for a fair production, animal welfare and sustainability
Due to the constant and close exchange with our partners, we can guarantee working conditions that fulfill our high standard for a fair and sustainable production.
Animal welfare and, of course, the subject of mulesing regarding merino sheep have been essential criteria for us when purchasing wool for our yarns ever since LAMANA was founded.
We source the sheep’s wool for the production of our Peruvian mixed yarn qualities Merida, Puno and Nazca exclusively from South America, which means that these are 100% non-mulesed.
Our alpaca wool comes entirely from Peru, where the animals are kept species-appropriate in their natural environment in the highlands of the Andes.
We source the wool for our merino yarns in superfine quality from carefully selected sheep farms in Australia. All the sheep wool from our Italian production is traceable - i.e. we can assign the appropriate sheep farm from which the respective raw wool comes to each production batch.
The entire Australian merino wool in our yarns is certified according to the strict requirements of the ISO-certified Sustaina Wool Standard. Here, clear and regularly checked guidelines are defined for certified sheep farms. www.sustainawool.com.au
The Sustaina Wool Integrity Scheme checks the following points: animal welfare, the quality of the farms in terms of working conditions and equipment as well as the processing and classification of the raw wool according to the AWEX standard. www.awex.com.au
Our merino superfine yarns and blended qualities: Como, Como Tweed, Como Grande, Bergamo and Milano are produced 100% non-mulesed.
We also purchase non-mulesed lambswool for Shetland from carefully selected sheep farms in New Zealand and, to a small extent, from Australia and South Africa.
Only our finest merino quality Modena is currently still in the process of being converted and is therefore unfortunately not yet 100% non-mulesed. We plan to have the changeover entirely completed here by 2021/22. The amount of wool for Modena that could not yet be obtained non-mulesed comes exclusively from sheep farms, which guarantee that this treatment was only practiced by specialist staff and under local anesthesia.
The cashmere wool for our yarns Modena, Milano and Verona comes from Mongolia and is certified according to the SFA - Sustainable Fiber Alliance cashmere standard for animal welfare, sustainability and social responsibility for the local shepherds. www.sustainablefibre.org
We source the mohair wool for Premia from a South African farm project that works in a socially responsible and active manner with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and guarantees the strict guidelines for animal welfare and sustainable environmental awareness as a member of the Mohair South Africa Association. www.mohair.co.za