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Ethical Sourcing

Feathers

We use feathers as a premium cushion inner fill. We work closely with our feather processors to ensure our feathers are ethically produced and non-live plucked. Our factories are 100% committed to respecting animal rights and their production processes are in compliance with international laws and standards for best practices in animal welfare and wellbeing.


Sheepskins

Our sheepskins are ethically sourced from Europe, where the animals are farmed as a local food source. These sheepskins are undyed, each hide revealing the animals’ unique colour and marking.

 

Tibetan Lamb

Our Tibetan lamb furs and hides are ethically sourced from Tibet and Mongolia. The cushions and throws are made from high-quality skins which are hand-sewn together in mainland China.

 

Wool

Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre. Sheep and alpaca produce a fleece which is able to be shorn every 9-12 months, making wool a natural and renewable resource. We source our wool from New Zealand and also internationally from places such as Lithuania and India.

Baby alpaca is a highly sought-after luxury fibre which is made from the soft downy fur on the neck or chest of adult alpaca. It refers to the grading of the fibre rather than the age of the animal. Our Alpaca fibre comes from the mountains of Peru.

 

NZ Brushtail Possum

The brushtail possum is a certified pest to New Zealand’s flora and fauna, damaging native forests and attacking the nests of native birds and their young. The skins we source are a product of conservation work to reduce the population of our most destructive pest.

Our NZ brushtail possum cushions and throws are carefully tanned, finished and made to order here in New Zealand. Each piece takes days of careful work by our in-house team of skilled tailors.

 

Rabbit

Our natural rabbit cushions and throws are made from high-quality full-size pelts which are pieced together. The cushions are hand-sewn in mainland China and our throws are made here in New Zealand by our team of tailors.  We source our natural rabbit skins from farms in China and ask our suppliers to meet rigorous animal welfare, environmental, and ethical standards.

 

Reindeer Hide

Our hides come from Finland where the animals are farmed as a local food source. Using the fur hide ensures that this beautiful piece is not wasted.

 

Natural Cow Hide

Our premium cowhides come from farmed animals in Brazil and South America, using trusted suppliers we have worked with for many years. All of our hides are finished using tanning processes that are safe for the environment and the local community. Our cowhide cushions are made to order here in New Zealand by our team of tailors.

 

Warm Climate Exotic Hides & Trophy Heads

Our exotic hides and trophy heads are a product of population culling, which is undertaken to reduce a herd’s impact on the local environment. The animal may also have passed of natural causes. These pieces are sourced from South Africa, with the exception of the red deer shoulder mount which is from New Zealand. Our zebra hide cushions are made to order here in New Zealand by our skilled craftspeople.


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