222239-032ProductMerino Box Jacket
Our merino wool comes from responsible and sustainably minded farms in Uruguay and Australia. From 2018, all merino used for our knitwear collection is certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) which makes it possible to trace the material all the way back to the farm.
The goals of the RWS are to protect the sheep that supply the wool and the land on which they graze. ‘Responsible’ means that animal welfare is always considered and respected; it also means environmental care on the farms and a progressive, more sustainable use of the land. The animals are guaranteed a healthy life and provided with their essential freedoms, including the freedom to express their normal behaviour, freedom from hunger, thirst, fear and distress, and freedom from pain or discomfort.
The RWS is an independent, voluntary program ensuring that the wool we use comes from certified, responsible farms – and that it’s properly handled and identified through the entire production process. It provides a universal reference tool for us and the suppliers we work with, committing everyone involved in the making of our products to the same high standards. Ultimately, it allows customers to be confident that what they buy is made in a truly responsible way.
Supplier Fujian Wanjiamei textile clothing
supplier Fujian Wanjiamei
Based in the city of Quanzhou – which lies on the coast between Guangzhou and Shanghai – the Fujian factory designs and manufactures high-quality heavy knits. The company was founded in 2006, and its 1,500 employees are skilled in yarn winding, knitting panels, linking and special workmanship techniques – like advanced embroidery and traditional intarsia knitting by hand. With a number of quality and environmental certifications, Fujian reduces their waste and emissions by employing a better utilisation rate of raw materials. They are crafting heavy-knit pieces for ARKET, using all of their advanced skills – including embroidery and hand knitting.