As members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, nurturing close relationships with key suppliers is something that Begg & Co take very seriously. The manufacture of products using natural fibres means animal welfare is a major concern, and the monitoring of good practice is paramount. Regular visits to remote farms in Mongolia and China mean the team can feel confident about high standards of animal husbandry, and certifies that any cashmere, angora or wool materials have been sourced ethically, without coming into contact with any harmful chemicals. Begg & Co actively collaborate with Strathclyde University and Sedex to ensure due diligence on all matters relating to the textile industry’s impact on the natural environment, and works hard to minimise the inevitable risks.
Once selected, the high-grade fibres are spun into yarn, which is then washed, brushed and meticulously finished, before being stored in a strictly controlled, humid environment in the Begg & Co mill. Every task, however small, is given the care and attention it deserves, with teams of dedicated employees undertaking meticulous checks throughout the weaving process, to safeguard the company’s commitment to quality.