Sustainability

BE SUSTAINABLE

use wool

Wool is the most sustainable material used for carpets. Pure wool is 100 % natural, 100%
renewable and 100% biodegradable.

100% natural – Wool comes from animals, and can’t be man-made
100% renewable – As long as there is grass to eat, sheep will regrow their fleece every year.
100% biodegradable – Wool will naturally decompose, and release nutrients back into the earth.

To ensure, that we keep a high degree of sustainability, we consume wool which is not fit for the clothing industry. Most of our wool comes from the sheep meat industry, where the wool is just a waist product to be thrown away. The rest of our wool comes from animals not capable of shedding and need to be sheared once a year to provide overheating and dirt/pests getting stuck under the thick layer of wool.

Green energy

In order to minimize the amount of CO2 emissions from our production and take care of the environmental, we seek in Danspin to only use Green Energy. Furthermore, we seek for our machines and equipment, including lighting and ventilation, when replaced, to be replaced by more energy-saving and optimized versions.

For our dyehouse in Estonia, we have in 2015 invested in a new biofuel plant for wood pellets as a replacement for and old heavy fuel. We buy all the wood pellets from local suppliers.

In Lithuania, we have made an agreement with UAB Ignitis, that they are suppling us with 100 % renewable energy from Biomass, Hydro Power, Wind Power and Solar Power, to run the entire mill.

Green Energy Certificate

Code of conduct

Sheep all around the world, are the first step in our wool supply, and in Danspin we care for the wellbeing of all our suppliers; humans, and animals.

At Danspin, we do not tolerate any type of mulesing on the animal’s providing wool for our products. We do not use the type of wool, mostly known to be exposed for mulesing, but to be sure, we have added the non-tolerance of mulesing in our Code of Conduct, along with other requirements that animals and humans is treated well in our supply chain.

Wool is not harmful to your health, even working with wool every day, don’t cause problems for your lungs or eyes.

For more information about our Code of Conduct, please contact us.

REACH

At Danspin, we ensure that any manufactured products are fully compliant with the demands of Proposition 65(PROP 65) official known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 and limit of Substances of very high concern (SVHC) as recured in EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) – REACH (1907/2006/EC).

All our suppliers have signed our REACH declaration.

For more information about REACH at Danspin, please contact us

Read more about REACH and/or PROP 65

CRADLE TO CRADLE

At Danspin we care about the environment and like the idea behind the Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy.

Cradle-to-Cradle is the vision of a world where consumption and production have a positive effect on the economy, the environment, and people. Where we benefit the planet without having to turn down consumption and welfare.

Today we can provide our customers with the traceable New Zealand wool Laneve™ and/or assist them getting their products with Danspin yarn Cradle-to-Cradle certified.

Read more about Cradle-to-Cradle or Laneve

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