Here's a little more information about all of our suppliers and throws.
To be able to manage the production and fully control the quality Klippan produces all the blankets and throws from start to finish in their own factory. All Klippan's lamb's wool comes from New Zealand and the wool can be traced all the way back to the individual sheep farmer. This means that they can ensure high quality and at the same time be environmentally friendly. For the last few years Klippan has also been able to offer throws made of wool from farmers running sheep breeding using ecological principals (eco wool).
Ecologically produced cotton has been a common concept for many years, but ecological wool has been a rarity. The reason is that insects have been a challenge with animals in wool production and until today it has been inconceivable to produce.
A group of farmers in Bank Peninsula, New Zealand, decided to address the difficulties of Eco sheep breeding. They developed a process where they only treat the sheep with pesticide once, instead of repeatedly as had been practiced before. They give this treatment when the sheep is newborn which leads to no or negligible amounts of pesticides in the finished wool as it grows. Additionally no chemicals are allowed to be used in the crops or in the food that the sheep eats and no antibiotic is used during the breading process. A special washing method for the wool has been developed to again save the environment as much as possible. Finally, as a control over the entire process, an independent an accredited laboratory test approves each consignment of wool. Bank Peninsula “ECO WOOL” is especially suitable for throws and KLIPPAN is exclusive in the market in using this material. Items with Eco Wool are specially labelled.
KLIPPAN cares about animal welfare. Because they control the whole production from beginning to end we can guarantee no animal cruelty takes place during the production of the wool we use.