The alpaca breeding families keep their alpacas at around 4000 meters above the sea level in the High Andes where the temperatures are extreme. To keep warm their wool must be especially fine and soft. Just once a year the alpacas get sheared. One alpaca produces just between just one and two kilograms of wool a year.
We believe that single companies have the potential to reshape the way how products are made and consumed. All materials impact ecological and social systems in any way. We try to keep the production as environmental friendly as possible.See every step.
The wool gets washed with a mild soap to remove any dirt. It is then separated from the dirt, including short fibers, fat and plant remains. The wool gets is blow dried and the used water is purified before being discarded. Combing ensures that all fibers are aligned into one direction.
The production of wool has one of the lowest use of energy and, water footprints of all fibers and is a renewable resource. We decided to keep the natural colors as beautiful as they are, without bleaching or dyeing which would also lower the quality. Our production is therefore free from chemicals. Our future goal continues to be to improve the sustainability of the production process.
The blankets are woven using a traditional manufactures method; on Jacquard looms in South Germany at Weberei Hohenberger. Only Jacquard looms are able to control every single threadstring to gerate our minimal but complex designs. By choosing this method we can not only guaranty the best Quality, but also we support the traditional German craftsmanship.
All of our raw materials have been researched extensively so we can trace back the origins of the yarns and trimmings used in the products. We try to make sure that every element of each product is as environmentally friendly as possible, that the health of the client is protected and that the working conditions in the production facilities are safe and fair. About 10% of the Woolhunter profits will be donated to charitable work that benefits our suppliers, while the rest will fund growth, including hiring new staff and expanding the products we offer.