Made from cashmere and superfine merino 100% ethically sourced, this soft and huggable ocean Blue short sleeve Poncho Jumper is generously sized for a relaxed fit, yet is still neat enough to wear to work. The perfect layer for unpredictable Autumn weather & can be worn comfortably over a bodysuit or collared shirt. Soft enough to wear on its own next to the skin. Made from ‘Fairwool’ – a yarn spun in a long-established mill in Italy to the strictest environmental standards and is Cradle to Cradle ® certified. Made in the north of England in a small knitwear unit using innovative seamless technology resulting in minimal yarn waste in production.
- 80% superfine merino (ethically sourced from non-mulesed sheep); 20% cashmere
- Traceable, ethical Italian-spun Cradle to Cradle ® certified ‘Fairwool’
- Care: Gentlest hand wash, dry flat, or eco-friendly dry-clean
SUSTAINABILITY & CERTIFICATIONS
Cradle to Cradle ® Cashmere Merino yarns
These mittens are made from a cashmere merino yarn with stringent eco certifications from the raw source of the fleece from traceable, well managed herds in Mongolia and Australia with high standards of animal welfare, through to clean water dyeing, and processing in an established mill in Italy using hydro-electric power.
Manufacturing & Fair Labour
This Ally Bee item is crafted in a small family-run knitwear factory in England. The process uses a 'seamless' circular knitting technique on knitwear machines, resulting in minimal yarn wastage and precision accuracy. While no factory audits are carried out by Ally Bee, our long-standing working relationship with the factory and visits to meet the owners gives us ongoing assurance of favourable work conditions and employment standards.
The Italian spinning mill where this yarn is processed uses a clean water method of dyeing, preventing toxic run off. At the end of the dyeing process water is released clean back into the environment.
Sustainability is intrinsic across the Ally Bee supply chain - from the sourcing of sustainable yarns, to manufacturing in small quantities to avoid the little discussed fashion industry practice of ‘dead-stock’ dumping, to our paper packaging, tags and plastic-free packaging tape.