SUSTAINABLY SOURCED NATURAL WOOLS
Our journey of sustainability takes us from the farms of our growers and the natural benefits of the wool itself, right through to the manufacturing methods at our unique British mill. In these pages you will find actions we are currently taking, as well as the commitments we are making for the future.
Within our factory in the heart of Yorkshire, we make extra efforts to be a more sustainable business each and every day. Wool is of course a 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre, which when combined with our commitments to zero waste, recycling and solar energy create a product of the highest ethical quality.
All of our wool growers respect the five animal freedoms and are mulesing free.
Healthy sheep = quality wool.
FARM VISIT Masterton | New Zealand
Our international network of Wool growers are annually audited under a number of criteria, covering areas such as animal welfare, land management and social impact.
Whilst the majority of this is completed by an external accreditted body, we’re always keen to visit the source and see the quality work with our own eyes! Pictured on these pages are some of the sheep in Masterton whose wool will be ending up in an Abraham Moon cloth.
We source the vast majority of wool from mulesing-free countries including New Zealand, South Africa and GB.
SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN OUR YORKSHIRE MILL
we have initiated practices on the production line to move towards a zero waste model of manufacturing. This includes the capture and re-use of loose fibre during both the carding and spinning processes, and bailing-up the selvedge after weaving to be recycled into isolation and/or carpeting underlay.
We have invested in better machinery with better energy efficiency, new electric motors for older machinery and LED lighting throughout the factory have been installed as part of our re-investment over the past 5-10 years. Modernised scouring machinery has also seen us reduce our water usage in the past decade.
10% of our total energy is generated by over 300 solar panels installed on the roof of our warehouse & finishing departments. This section of the mill is in fact fully self-sufficient, with any power we don't use being sold back to the national grid.
Single-Use Plastics & Recycling
We're committed to reducing single use plastics throughout the mill. In 2019 we introduced a plastic free packaging option for our full range of woven accessories. Plastic yarn cones and polythene wrapping are both recycled internally. We also recycle cardboard internally, and metal bands from bales are sold to be re-used else where.
We’ve been working hard in recent years to dramatically reduce our use of plastics, whether that means the sourcing of other more sustainable materials for the purpose or using recycled alternatives.
One of the key areas we have made significant progress is in our warehouse & dispatch departments, where Moon & Bronte by Moon products are stocked and labelled up ready for the end customer.
We’ve developed a wholly plastic free packaging alternative for our interior & fashion accessories; wrapped in recyclable cardboard and appropriately branded for display in-store. This packaging is now our brand standard, cutting out the previous use of poly bags.