Sustainability Brochure - Flipbook - Page 17
Wool is a popular and versatile fibre, it is breathable, moisture wicking, has a natural
elasticity, holds bright colours in the dyeing process, is hypoallergenic and known for its
thermal properties being cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Every year the sheep produces a new fleece which can be removed without causing harm,
making it naturally renewable. Our Wool supply is from farmed/domesticated sheep
(Breed: Ovis Aries Aries) and is not sourced from those on the CITES register (Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
The origin of our wool is Australia, South America or New Zealand and it comes to SSM via
Italy where it is processed and dyed. Our supplier is certified with Associazione Tessie
Salute, this follows all the requirements of ZDHC and DETOX.
Cotton is breathable wicks moisture, making it popular for keeping cool in humid climates.
It is easy to care for and soft to touch in both apparel and furnishing. Our cotton has been
sourced from the same Egyptian mill for the past 30 years and is carded long staple 100%
handpicked Egyptian Cotton yarn, not blended.
The cotton mill is OEKO-TEX certificated, a Swiss standard that confirms the yarn is
produced in an environmentally safe fashion and in an ethical way - this also covers REACH
regulations so that no harmful chemicals are used in the production of this yarn. The mill is
also ISO 9001 registered for its quality.
Viscose flax is a blended yarn popular with furnishing manufacturers due to its strength,
slub character and subtle lustre. This yarn provides a robust, natural alternative to
synthetics for high performance, high abrasion fabrics for interiors
It retains bright colour in the dyeing process and adds a unique character to woven fabrics.
We purchase our Viscose Flax produced in Austria and Czech Republic. Benefitting from the
high manufacturing standards for these fibres in Europe.