The desire to found Pascuali arose from the idea of offering retailers and wholesalers worldwide top-quality rare natural wool, while at the same time supporting smaller farms and farmers in poorer countries both ethically and financially. It very important to us to achieve this goal through transparency and a fair concept in order to make a positive contribution to society in the area of sustainable textiles.
“Pascuali yarns are created for people who value high quality.”
In 2008, our successful concept started with our first wool quality - mulesing-free merino wool. Since then, we have been constantly changing and developing. Today our main focus is on valuable, and at the same time sustainable, luxury fibres. Newly developed, innovative, as well as vegan, fibres - for example from bamboo, corn, stinging nettle - are just as much a part of our portfolio as the rarest natural fibres in the world: Vicuña and Qiviut. It is no easy task to procure these rare natural fibres, as the habitats of the animals are in almost inaccessible areas. We are very happy to take on this great challenge to give you access to even the rarest of fibres.
For example, we are one of the few suppliers of vicuña yarn, the finest fibre in the world. Only 2 tons of this fibre are in circulation worldwide. Vicuñas live at an altitude of 4000 metres above sea level in the mountains of northern Argentina. The fibre is produced there by Argentinian farmers and spun to the highest quality as part of an animal welfare project.
After having initially only been able to offer our yarn range to end consumers in the first eight years, in 2016, we succeeded in presenting our yarns to the world at the h+h Cologne international trade fair. In the same year, we moved into our new headquarters in Frechen, Germany. Since then, we have been working successfully with yarn studios, hand dyers and designers all over the world.
Through controlled but steady growth, continuous improvement and the willingness to break new ground, we have achieved a balance between sustainability and profitability.
Over the years, our transparency and honesty have won people's trust and today we can proudly say that we are one of the world’s most sought-after brands in the high-quality yarn segment.
Luxurious, rare yarns of exceptionally high quality distinguish our product range. Our intensive work has yielded wonderful yarns with a unique feel, for example from alpaca, cashmere, yak or vicuña.
In addition to absolute quality, the species-appropriate keeping of animals, fair-trade and ecologically produced products are very important to us. We have deliberately decided against working with intermediaries in order to guarantee a high degree of sustainability.
This means we are closer to the product with high transparency, short trade routes andreliable quality control. The farms on which the animals live are carefully selected by us at the beginning of product development and visited on site. In addition to wool quality, the focus is on the living conditions of the animals and the working conditions on the farms.
The animals must be able to develop in their natural environment and be treated appropriately. Thus, the llamas come from a small farm in northern Argentina, while the alpacas have their natural habitat in Peru, the musk oxen in Alaska, the cashmere goats in Mongolia and the merino sheep in Patagonia.
Before committing ourselves to a quality, we meticulously test the wool from several farms and then choose those that meet our high standards. All our yarns are made from 100% natural fibres.
Since we primarily support small farmers and farms, not all our products are certified. As a rule, they cannot afford to obtain certifications such as GOTS. In order not to force them into financial difficulties, we do not insist on certificates, but instead travel to the respective regions in order to see the conditions for ourselves. At the same time, our requirements are often higher than those of most textile certificates.
Our yarns are spun according to high standards either directly in the countries where the fibres are sourced or also in Italy and Portugal. We dye our yarns in accordance with current EU directives. Of course, we also offer un-dyed, natural yarns.
Our goal is to trade our high-quality products worldwide in order to revolutionise the hand knitting industry in the long term.
By continuously supporting social projects and organisations, we aim to give something back to the people and the environment.
Sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive! We at Pascuali are proof of that!