Malabrigo is an imaginary and chilly place, where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or to cozy up to a fire, where wool sweaters, hats and scarves are always useful. Malabrigo started with two brothers-in-law dyeing wool in a kitchen pot back in 2005. They started selling a few skeins to the US and, before they knew it, had quickly grown to other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. To keep up with growth, they relocate to larger facilities and hire more employees. Malabrigo employs mostly women, of all ages, and always tries to give job opportunities to people that have fewer opportunities than the average individual.
The entire Uruguayan wool industry has committed itself to achieving the highest standards of sheep husbandry. In Uruguay the sheep graze mainly on native grasslands and lamb in the spring when conditions are best for success. All of the wool produced in Uruguay is mulesing-free and shearing occurs pre-lambing. To learn more about Uruguay's commitment to sustainable, humane sheep welfare visit the Wools of Uruguay website and read the Guidelines for Ethical Sheep Production in Uruguay.
Regarding environmental considerations, they use as few chemicals as possible. They reduce water consumption by systematizing the order of colors they dye everyday, meeting Oeko-Tex 1907/2006 CE standards, with a view to achieving maximum energy savings.
Malabrigo produces yarns they are passionate about and believe in the pleasure of knitting with high-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing what is created with them.