Knitwear plays a major role in the House’s collections and the materials of choice are cashmere and wool. Our cashmere yarns come from Inner Mongolia in Central Asia, guaranteeing one of the best qualities at the international level. To resist the very low temperatures, the goats of this area develop a very soft undercoat, harvested by nomadic breeders according to ancestral methods that guarantee the animal’s well-being. We are convinced that we must consider the whole system for cashmere production to be truly sustainable. This includes the environmental impact, the well-being of the breeders and the animals. In this regard, our partner has obtained the SFA (Sustainable Fibre Alliance) certification which guarantees that it is a committed player in the production of sustainable cashmere.
Our wool comes from Australia and New Zealand, guaranteeing exceptional quality. The production of this material is beneficial for the sheep, as shearing allows them to stay in good health. Maison Ullens has decided to work with a spinning company that does not practice museling and has the Pantex SPA label, which attests to this. The latter also benefits from the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) label, a standard that guarantees animal welfare, land management practices and wool traceability.