At De Bonne Facture, we are committed to using mulesing-free merino wool as often as we can. Mulesing is an animal cruelty practice that includes cutting the flesh around the sheep's breech in order to avoid parasites. It is widespread in the breeding of merino sheep, especially in Australia where most merino sheep are bred, and very painful. Merino sheep produce some of the finest wools, both light, soft and warm. They are used for making high quality knits and fabrics.
Attention to production is at the core of our philosophy. The choice of our ateliers for their manufacturing specialties in industrial areas with proven culture of craftsmanship preserves know-how on territories that are strained by outsourcing. It is a social aspect of sustainable development that contributes to society and economy, by connecting territories, industries, and people. The approach of “made by” in which we are engaged is born from this philosophy: on every piece, the name, locality and history of the atelier that made it is mentioned on a label.