Every single facility is audited by third parties and not only has labor-related certifications, but also environmental certifications. We require a third party audit and certification of prospective facilities before we even begin the conversation. More importantly, we walk the facilities ourselves, conducting our own reviews. Naadam has a Beijing-based team that regularly visits the manufacturers we work with to review conditions and manage production quality.
We use natural and biodegradable dyes to dye our fibers. The facility we use has a closed loop water filtration system ‐ meaning that all of the wastewater is cleaned and treated on site. The clean water is then re-used over and over again.
We move the material to a top of the line spinning facility built with the newest Italian machines and top technicians. Here the material is sorted once more for an added layer of refinement. The materials will be mixed together at appropriate ratios, like mixing an elixir or baking a cake. The cashmere is twisted, dyed and spun, then catalogued and categorized for knitting.