Our original material, wool, comes from our farm. At the family business farm we own, every sheep is well cared. Sometimes we use wool from other farms in Japan. These wools are always composted because they are not suitable for mass production though they have unique characteristics for textiles.
Animal rights and wealth
We have bred our sheep throughout their whole lifetime, because we don’t need to slaughter them. They are grazed in large spaces, and less stressed. Well being of sheep will conduct our products excellent. We pay every attention to their health everyday. They have enough nutrition, clean water, and a comfortable environment. The climate in Summer is very tough for sheep in Japan. We prepare cool situations such as tree shade, bare grounds, and sometimes they spend the day under bridges.
In the wool washing process, we have some of our own techniques. Less water, less heat and fuels, less detergent than popular ways that manage huge amounts of material. We are proud of this process that leads to excellent wool
qualities and less environmental loads. Though this process, soaking in lukewarm water and washing manually, takes much time and effort, we are sure this is the best.
Our materials are sent to mills and factories in Japan after the washing process. The mills and factories we collaborate with have advanced techniques and employees are well trained.
We offer some part of the process of removing vegetable matters to social welfare facilities. Because our material is right weight, the process is very quiet and don’t need special tools, it is suited to everyone.
Keeping local landscape
Aging and reducing population is a great matter in Japan. In rural communities the problem is more serious than in the city, it has become difficult to maintain farmland and local landscapes. In Japan, due to much rain, lands become forest if it is left to themselves. We need frequent mowing to keep farmland and landscapes but shortage of hand is a serious problem. To solve this problem, we graze our sheep around farmland. Sheep grow up with grass and landscapes are kept. Some members in our local communities have started to graze with us.