In addition to the high quality, the recyclability of each individual raw material is a central factor in our material selection. We only use renewable, recycled and/or biodegradable raw materials and ensure that the ecological footprint from cultivation to the end of the product's life is kept as small as possible.
The main players in our wool supply chain are the Swiss sheep, more precisely the white alpine sheep. This high-quality wool is only shorn once a year in order to obtain sufficiently long fibers for the production of our Muntagnard Swiss LANA fabric. The sheared wool is collected from farmers throughout Switzerland by our partner wollsein and brought to Huttwil, where it is sorted and transported from there to a laundry in Belgium, where the wool is washed according to GOTS standards.More about LANA
Recycled Merino Wool
Merino wool is obtained from Merino sheep and is characterized by its special fineness and softness. The super soft material is breathable, temperature regulating and very easy to care for. Unfortunately, from an ecological point of view, wool should be treated with caution. The keeping of the sheep and the processing of conventional merino wool as a raw material has a significant impact on the environment. We have therefore decided to use recycled merino wool whenever possible. With this ambition, together with our partners in northern Italy, we were able to develop an extremely high-quality and environmentally friendly fabric that is now used in our latest jacket models. A true revolution.ReWollution products
The lining of our LANA jacket is made from European beech wood and the entire LEGNA t-shirt is also made from 100% wood-based fibres. The wood is processed into a fiber in Austria and then made into silky-soft fabrics in Italy (LANA jacket), Portugal (LEGNA t-shirt) and Lithuania (knitted jumper). In dyeing and finishing, our fabrics are processed according to GOTS/Bluesign standards. The transport routes are the shortest
Paths are optimized and even our sewing threads are made from biodegradable wood-based fibers (cradle-to-cradle certified).
We have become real material nerds. The search for new raw materials, the development of exciting material combinations and the testing of new concepts form our central drive.
Traceable & Recycled Cotton
Cotton is often criticized for its ecological and social impact. It was clear to us that we couldn't just look the other way and just focus on alternative materials for our products. With the ambition to find innovative solutions to find new and more sustainable ways for cotton, we went in search. The result: a fully traceable yarn made from long-staple cotton from Europe and fabrics made from recycled cotton from production leftovers. Our European cotton is a new generation of cotton that not only uses significantly fewer resources in production, but also points the way to a more sustainable and forward-looking way of growing and processing cotton - highest quality, sustainable and traceable raw materials.
So far, the synthetic fiber has had an insurmountable disadvantage: it can hardly be recycled and if it ends up in nature, it ends up as non-degradable plastic. This needs to change! We therefore rely on a new type of polyamide that is not only fully recyclable, but can also biodegrade within a few years. In comparison: Conventional plastics need several hundred years for this. And we don't stop with the fabric: the zippers, labels and sewing thread are also made from one and the same material at MIUtec - in the spirit of the circular economy. For additional comfort and mobility, an innovative elastane fiber is used, which can also be decomposed non-toxically (C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ Gold).