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About The Fibre Company

What's important to The Fibre Co?

We’re all about sharing a heartfelt passion and creating yarns that are, at heart, as nature intended. Our yarns are combinations of a variety of natural fibres, we recognise the fragility of the landscapes that inspire us and we’re always conscious of our footprints from producer to mill to warehouse and everything in between. We aim to be stylish, consistent and to bring an authenticity to everything that we do.

We’re humbled to know that the best of the best designers use our yarns – so we’re keen to promote their work and encourage new talent. After all, their creativity is what allows us to provide you with amazing ideas.

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It has always been about the triple bottom line for The Fibre Co.— people, profit and planet.  We’re always asking ourselves how we can improve our sustainability. We know that sustainability is an essential ingredient for our long-term success. We understand that sustainability is a process and see ourselves as a greening business constantly looking for ways to improve our impact on the environment.

Easy wash

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Easy-wash is a trademarked name that refers to a process used to make the wool and alpaca fibres in our sock yarn Amble machine washable without shrinking. 

The Easy-wash method is chlorine-free and AOX-free, making it the best environmental choice for producing machine washable wool. The wool and alpaca fibres are treated with eco-friendly oxidants to remove the scales that ordinarily cause wool and alpaca to shrink when washed by machine. 

The oxidants used are sourced in Germany and are certified under the REACH, Oeko-tex and ZDCH (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical) standards. This means that the Easy-wash treatment does not create hazardous chemicals, which is not the case with most machine washable wools in today’s market. Most other machine washable wool yarns are made with a chlorine treatment process that produces high levels of toxic Adsorbable Organohalogens, known as AOX. While yarns produced in this manner are not known to be toxic to the user, AOX used in the treatment end up in wastewater and have a detrimental impact on tributaries, wildlife, and fauna.