Are your yarns ethically produced?
Our yarns come from a variety of places across the world, our core yarns like Crazy Sexy Wool come from Peru. First the animals are shorn – no mulesing involved at all. The yarns tops (the fluffy nice stuff- that is then spun) are then dyed using low impact dyes certified by both REACH and Oeko Tex. Our yarn is not vegan but the animals are looked after on small family farms in the Andes. We believe it's our responsibility to work towards making the planet a better place and we're striving to work with a very clean supply chain. When we started our woolly adventure we went to Peru ourselves to meet with the suppliers and farms to ensure that the production met with our values, as these are central to Wool and The Gang.
We have alternative yarns that are really cool and are upcycled from the textile industry – they would normally end up in a landfill, however we recycle these materials to give them a second life. Our Jersey Be Good is a t-shirt yarn made from the offcuts of fabric rolls and our Mixtape yarn is regenerated from the scraps of jersey production, along with Billie Jean made from upcycled denim, and produced by The New Denim Project (who are a really awesome company!).
You can read more about the production of our Jersey Be Good & Billie Jean here:
We also have a yarn called Tina Tape, which is plant based AND vegan! Made from eucalyptus and dyed using low impact dyes, using renewable energy and is 100% biodegradable (so an all round winner!) —> CLICK HERE
I hope this information helps you! We aim to source everything we can from those who share our ethical standards