Our responsibility for a fair production, animal welfare and sustainability

Our yarns are exclusively produced in Italy and Peru by owner-managed traditional companies. We ourselves have very close family ties to Peru and regularly visit our selected production partners with whom we have enjoyed long friendly relationships by now.

Due to the constant and close exchange with our partners, we can guarantee working conditions that fulfill our high standard for a fair and sustainable production.

Animal welfare and, of course, the subject of mulesing regarding merino sheep have been essential criteria for us when purchasing wool for our yarns ever since LAMANA was founded. All LAMANA yarns are produced 100% non-mulesed.

We source the sheep’s wool for the production of our Peruvian mixed yarn qualities Merida, Puno and Lima exclusively from South America, which means that these are non-mulesed.

Our alpaca wool comes entirely from Peru, where the animals are kept species-appropriate in their natural environment in the highlands of the Andes. Our Peruvian production partner is also a member of the Asociación Internacional de la Alpaca, a non-profit organization that guarantees the outstanding Alpaca quality standard as well as ensuring economic, social and ecological sustainability.

We source the wool for our merino yarns in superfine quality from carefully selected sheep farms in Australia. All the sheep wool from our Italian production is traceable - i.e. we can assign the appropriate sheep farm from which the respective raw wool comes to each production batch. Our merino superfine yarns and blended qualities are all produced non-mulesed.

The entire Australian merino wool in our yarns is certified according to the strict requirements of the ISO-certified Sustaina Wool Standard. Here, clear and regularly checked guidelines are defined for certified sheep farms.

The Sustaina Wool Integrity Scheme checks the following points: animal welfare, the quality of the farms in terms of working conditions and equipment as well as the processing and classification of the raw wool according to the AWEX standard.

We also purchase non-mulesed lambswool for Shetland from carefully selected sheep farms in New Zealand and, to a small extent, from Australia and South Africa.

The raw cashmere wool for our yarns Modena, Milano and Verona comes from Mongolia and China is certified according to the criterias for animal welfare, sustainability and social responsibility for the local shepherds. 

We source the mohair wool for Premia from a South African farm project that works in a socially responsible and active manner with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and guarantees the strict guidelines for animal welfare and sustainable environmental awareness as a member of the Mohair South Africa Association.

The Pima cotton processed in our yarns Perla, Cosma and Ica originates from Peru. The qualities Cosma and Ica are made of organic Pima cotton. We source the modal for Cosma from a traditional company in Austria. The wood used to produce this synthetically obtained natural fiber made from 100% natural beech wood cellulose comes from sustainable forestry.

Most of our qualities are now tested and certified according to the strictest requirements and limit values regulated by the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, product class 1 for baby products. Certificate no.: 21.0.82862

Our magazines and paper bags are completely produced from FSC-certified paper. This ensures that the wood used for these purposes comes from forests that are managed in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.

We ship CO2-neutral throughout Europe.

Since 2021 we have been supporting the Peruvian day care center Nuestro Hogar in the Andean metropolis of Arequipa. Around 100 children and young people from socially disadvantaged families from the age of two are currently being cared for here until the end of their school years. With all-day care for preschool children and half-day care for school children, child-friendly development is supported and educational opportunities are promoted. Further information about the children's charity AYUDAME e.V. can be found under this link: