Here at Goose we want you to fall in love with our garments, make memories in them and keep them for many years. Therefore, we use only natural fibres in our designs.
Our yarn suppliers are leaders in the knitwear industry pioneering the way with new ideas and standards. They are active members of key organisations such as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and the Swedish Textile Water Initiative.
WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE ORGANIC COTTON
Organic cotton is natural and grown without the use of chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides. It is better for farmers and all involved in the production and process. Organic farming encourages the rotation of crops to keep soil healthier and fertile. Waste from the cotton process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.
Our Cotton comes from suppliers that are members of the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) which aims to make cotton production and its supply chain better for all concerned. One of its main aims is to support and educate the farmers in rural areas that produce cotton.
Cotton is a soft and absorbent fibre that regulates the body temperature. It is a natural material that does not require an intensive chemical process for it to be made into clothing. These are all the reasons we find it a perfect ‘all year round’ option.
Goose cashmere comes from Outer Mongolia and is sustainably and ethically produced. The Mongolian cashmere goats live in extremely cold climates. To insulate themselves from the conditions they grow an inner insulating hair, this is called cashmere. Mongolian cashmere is considered to be one of the longest cashmere fibres in the world which makes it the best quality cashmere.
Cashmere is well known for its insulating properties up to eight times that of wool. It maintains the body temperature and is super soft and durable. On average a cashmere goat produces 150 grams of fibre and it takes 300 grams to make a sweater. This is why a cashmere sweater demands a certain price. Looked after and taken care of a sweater of this quality can last many years.
Merino wool has been a favourite of ours for many years. It is a versatile fibre that we consider to be ideal for all seasons. Merino sheep are able to live in extreme conditions both hot and cold which makes their hair perfect for all environments. Its fibre is half the size of regular wool, therefore making it more flexible which results in a softer and more durable yarn. This amazing wool is washable and dries quickly.
Merino wool has temperature regulating properties. When the weather is cold it locks in warmth by keeping heat in its tiny air pockets, which helps to maintain the body’s natural temperature. In contrast, in warmer temperatures, merino wool has the capability to wick away moisture from the skin. The fibres also have natural antibacterial properties.