The production process of our stockings contains several steps to transform raw materials to a finalised product. In some cases, all steps are performed in-house, but sometimes the products have to be sent between different factories.
1. Our production facility orders the raw material needed from a certified yarn producer.
2. The production facility knits the material into a full product.
3. The production facility sends the products to a dyeing facility or uses one in-house.
4. The dyeing facility sends the products to the packing facility.
5. The packing facility sends the products back to the production facility.
6. The main production facility distributes the packed products to our warehouse in Sweden.
7. The products arrive at our warehouse in Köping, Sweden.
The production supply chain is devided into four different tiers. The different tiers are according to industry standard and they facilitating the mapping and reporting of our impact. We are implementing a system where we can measure and identify areas of impact. The system Bcome will be up and running in 2023.
Tier 4. Raw Material Extraction
Extraction of raw material
Tier 3. Raw Material Processing
Processing of raw materials into yarns
Tier 2. Material Production
Production and finishing of materials
Tier 1. Finished Production Assembly
Manufacturing of final product
Our products are knitted in Italy, not only because the Italians have been producing high quality hosiery for a long time, but also because the factories we work with have extremely high ethical, social and environmental standards.
In the knitting stage, the yarn is considered “raw” since it's not dyed yet. The dyeing facilities are located next to the knitting facilities, and the dyes used are vegan and OEKO-TEX certified.
The dyeing facilities are able to consume 20% less energy than a conventional process, and the equipment runs on a combination of natural gas and solar energy. They are also able to re-use 50% of the water in the dyeing process, and the remaining 50% is purified.
Our factories use energy from renewable resources, such as wind or solar. Most of them have their own solar panels, and produce between 35-80% of their own energy. The remaining energy is derived from a certified and renewable third party.
The factories pay close attention to avoid overproduction, any leftover yarns are used to produce samples. They collaborate with specialised companies to ensure that all paper and plastic is purposely recycled.
We have published a list of our factories with their location and certificates.