Misty on Location - Lewes and the Ouse Valley Viaduct
A few questions answered
Where do our yarns come from? Where is our knitwear made?
The cashmere comes from Inner Mongolia, the merino wool from Australia and the yak yarn from Tibet. The dyes used for our knitwear are not harmful to the environment. The cashmere is organic and traceable and the wool is covered by the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) from farm to factory. The yak is highly revered in Tibet and we leave the yarn undyed.
Out knitwear is made in Inner Mongolia. The factory which we use has the highest operating standards and is regularly inspected. We have a friendly working relationship with our supplier and have kept in regular contact during the pandemic.
For more information on the manufacturing process please click here.
Are the accessories on your knitwear environmental?
We scrutinise all aspects of our knitwear for their environmental properties including the yarn used, the labels and the buttons.
We try to ensure that all our knitwear have organic cotton care labels and our neck labels use recycled materials. Due to supply issues during the pandemic, this has not been possible in all our knitwear at the current time, but will be soon hopefully.
The buttons we use are either made of coconut or corozo nut which fall to the ground naturally. The corozo nuts come from Equador helping to preserve the rain forests and are honed in the UK. For more information on our buttons click here.
In what other ways are your products sustainable?
We try to ensure that environmentally friendly products are used in all parts of the supply chain. Our knitwear is packaged in recyclable or biodegradable bags and we use recycled and recyclable mailing boxes or brown Kraft bags at pop-ups.
We use recycled paper wherever possible. Our brochure, garment hang tags and the wallets for our cashmere combs are all made from FSC recycled paper.
Who is Misty?
Misty is a black labrador - always keen for a walk but finds it difficult to sit still during a photoshoot. However, she did enjoy the attention during the filming of the Misty Cashmere video with a cameo role at the end. She loves it when she gets emails but I do reply on her behalf! Chloë | Misty