LANACare uses only organic wool that is strictly certified, chemically untreated. Certified organic wool is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides from plants or animals. In fiber processing, certain critical common chemical treatments are regulated. Mechanical or thermal treatments are harmless and therefore permitted. Substance used for dyeing must be authorized by certification agencies as neither health threatening nor harmful to the environment.
LANACare products have following international certificates:
- GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
- IVN BEST and KBT – Naturtextil IVN certified BEST
This quality seal, well known within Europe, currently sets the strictest ecological standard for textile production at the highest technical level currently feasible. BEST reflects the standards for eco-friendly textiles developed by the International Association of Natural Textile Industry (IVN) since 1990 and reviews the entire textile production chain both in terms of ecological standards and in terms of social accountability. IVN Best exceeds the GOTS standard, which permits up to 30% non-organic fibres. Production under IVN matches the GOTS standard. Using the IVN seal requires the membership and certification according to IVN standards. Wools in IVN supply chain programms are from certified organic animal husbandry (also known as kbT). No mulesing method have been applied on the sheep – a highly criticized way of “vaccination” of the sheep in Australia.