Combining cutting-edge weaving techniques with traditional methods and mill machines (many of which were created by employees more than 70 years ago) Begg x Co does not compromise on its values of craftsmanship, innovation and meticulous attention to detail. It’s also a member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, so whether you’ve got your eye on a lambswool blanket or a cashmere throw, you can rest assured that it’s been sourced ethically.
Looking for cashmere with a conscience? So was Mongolian-born designer Oyuna Tserendorj when she founded her eponymous brand in 2002. As well as offering all the ingredients for the most luxurious duvet day ever, Oyuna is going all out to offset the huge social and environmental impact of modern cashmere production by restoring grasslands and eradicating complex supply chains in favour of direct collaboration with Mongolia’s nomadic communities.
Boasting a rich heritage that spans more than 150 years – and with contemporary craftsmen still employing the closely guarded secrets of their forebears – French brand Jars has its sights set firmly on a hopeful future. Inspired by the great outdoors, its covetable handcrafted tableware is the result of an environmentally-aware process that includes limiting energy use and recycling china-clay mixtures.
Working with leading international designers, the B&B Italia design brand is constantly improving its efforts to produce sustainable materials and processes: whether it be a sustainable bamboo table, or outdoor furniture made using recycled plastic.
B&B Italia Borea is a collection sensitive to the theme of sustainability: in fact Piero Lissoni’s collection uses recycled and recyclable materials (such as the cushions made of polyester fibre obtained from recycled PET plastic bottles), as well as completely separable so that, end of life cycle, each single element can be recovered or disposed of properly.