Balmuir Kid Mohair Production in South-Africa
Balmuir was founded to pursue passion for genuine materials and appreciation for traditional craftmanship. Since the beginning we have also made a commitment to work with family run enterprises with high ethical values as supplying companies. Some of these partners we have financed and supported them in professional skills. We want to work with people who share our values of quality, reliability, flexibility and genuineness. The main criterias for choosing the supplier are the highest quality craftsmanship, ability and history of processing the chosen raw material and reputation of the company. Balmuir follows the entire production chain starting from the source of the raw material. PETA has recently reported misconducts in mohair production in South Africa, which is the biggest sourcing country for this material. We have received a letter from the MOHAIR South Africa, which states as follows:
”There are approx 1000 farms in South Africa that supply mohair to market. Of the 1000, we have 700 farmers suppling large enough quantities to be considered commercial farms. Of these commercial farms, PETA claimed to have visited 12 farms and we have been able to identify 2 farms where practice is questionable. These farms form a part of our investigation and have been suspended in the interim, whilst being assesed by a third party auditor.”
Balmuir kid mohair products are produced in family owned company in South Africa. The yarn supplier is Samil Natural Fibres ltd. Balmuir CEO has personally discussed with Samil managing director Michael Brosnahan about the Samil raw material sourcing; 20 % of mohair produced by Samil’s own farms and 20 % by partnering farms, of which Samil has 50 % ownerships. These sources are traceable. The remaining 60 % of the mohair is bought through two main brokers in South-Africa, CMW and BKB. CMW and BKB buy the mohair only from farms, that respect the animal welfare and have passed the external audits. The mohair produced by the farms that PETA reported mistreating the animals, has been withdrawn from the auctions. In addition, if a farm does not pass the audit, it’s not allowed to sell the mohair in the auctions.
We are happy to help you with any additional questions consering Balmuir mohair production. For further information contact info(at)balmuir.com or +358-50-361-9860
Kid mohair wool is made of the hair of Angora goats.
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