eco wool by klippan

Our cat caves are made from most trusted suppliers in Europe. Please see article about wool quality from our supplier Klippan Yllefabrik AB Sweden.

According to our philosophy, we only use natural fibres for our products such as wool, linen and cotton. A high quality fibre is essential for the final result. Most of our products are also manufactured from beginning to end in our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified factory. This enables us to be environmental friendly and offer high quality products.

Eco-wool - New from Klippan
   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 challange with animals in wool production and until today it as been inconceivable to produce wool without any pesticides.

   A group of farmers in Bank Peninsula, New Zeeland decided to address the difficulties of Eco sheep breeding. They have 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 negligeble amounts of pesticides in the finished wool as it grows. Additionally no cemicals are allowed to be used in the crops or in the food that the sheep eats and no antibiotiv 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 Pninsula “ECO WOOL” is especially suitable for blankets and throws and Klippan Yllefabrik are exclusive in the market in using this material. Items with Eco Wool are specially labeled and we have also decided to make all of our children’s blankets in “ECO WOOL”

Animal welfare
   We care about that no animal cruelty takes place in the production of the wool that we use. Because we control the entire process ourselves we can guarantee that no occurs. This is where some farmers skin the sheep around its tail to prevent insect bites. We also ensure that this is the situation our other products that are made with Merino wool.

Own production = total quality control
   Founded in 1879 Klippan Yllefabric is a family company that has now spanned five generations. Production of our blankets and throws is in our own factory in meeting all EU standards. This allows us to totally control the quality.

​   A culture of Environmental awareness within the company makes us work towards a friendlier and more environmentally sustainable production process. We have achieved both ISO 9001 and 14001 certification and have also imposed extremely high demands on our dying process, where most chemicals are normally used. Unusually we have decided not to use chlorine bleach, or dyes that contain heavy metals, in our production process.