Ethical + Sustainable Mindset

[relating to moral principles] [conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources]

Ethical + Sustainable Mindset

[relating to moral principles] [conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources]

Pauline is wholeheartedly guided by the evolving principles of kindness, fairness and environmental consciousness. 

 

MATERIALS + PACKAGING

Everything we make for you is made entirely from natural fibres - biodegradable, renewable and natural. Bulky yarns used for Sophie cardigan, scarves and beanies are 100% certified by Oekotex or Reach, meaning they are completely absent of harmful chemicals.  Our pieces are posted to you in home compostable satchels. Sticky tape used is plant-based, plastic-free and home compostable. Garment labels are made from recycled yarn. Marketing postcards and stationary is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled and uncoated stock, printed with vegetable dyes. Sendle is our preferred domestic courier, operating 100% carbon neutral. We acknowledge our yarns move around the world, so our next step is exploring carbon offsetting options. 

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Animal Welfare

Hand-on-heart our number one concern is for the sheep and goats that produce the yarn we use.

 

Our bulkier yarns are sourced from 100% mulesing-free sheep. The animals are cared for on small family-run farms on the Andes slopes. 

Our mohair is sourced from a family-run farm, which not only abides by, but actively promotes animal welfare best practice. For welfare reasons, Angora goats, which produce mohair yarn, must be shorn each year as their long fur can otherwise cause distressing matting and mobility challenges.

 

Unfortunately the global mohair industry came under negative attack in recent years. While we never condone the mistreatment of animals, the negative press unfairly impacted the entire industry, including those who farmers and suppliers who care so deeply for the animals in their care.

 

We are proud to support suppliers doing it right.