"Pascuali yarns are for knitting lovers who appreciate high quality."
The motivation to build up the company Pascuali had its main point in offering the rarest natural wool of the best quality to the retailers and wholesalers, at the same time lending support to the small farmers in the purer countries. “The Pascuali yarns are for those who appreciate the high quality”.
We have started with the merino wool in the year 2008. Since then a lot of the things have been done and we have specialized meanwhile in the rare luxury fibers. The present day our portfolio consists of the innovative newly developed fibers out of, for example, milk protein, bamboo, maize and seaweed as well as the rarest natural fibers in the world such as vicuna, quivuit and guanaco. Many of the natural fibers are very difficult to become because of the living conditions of the animals which sometimes inhabit the inaccessible areas, but even the rarest fibers do not stay unobtainable for our customers. So we are for example one of the few suppliers who offer the vicuna yarn (the finest fiber in the world). There are only 2 tons of the fibers in circulation in the world and these fibers.
The yarns of the Pascuali company are characterized by their rarity and de luxe class with outstanding high quality. Our yarns are made exclusively of the fair-traded natural wool produced in an ecological and fair way. The result of our work is for example the best knitting yarn spun from alpaca, cashmere and vicuna fibers. The highest quality is just as important as the careful keeping of the animals for the company Pascuali. To provide this the company Pascuali does not cooperate aware with the intermediaries as the transparency, short trade channels and control over our products are very important for us. The owner of the company Paul Pascuali chooses personally the animal farms in a very careful way. Every year he travels to the far away countries to find the best wool for the next season. The wool quality is as much in focus as the conditions on the farms for our company. Choosing a farm we make sure that the animals live in the natural housing conditions and are good cared. Thus, the lama or angora wool comes from the small farm in the north of Argentina while the alpaca wool comes from the farm in Peru and the sheep’s wool we become in Germany. Before we choose the wool of the best quality we check out 20 fair farms with the same wool. All the Pascuali-yarns consist of the 100% natural fibers.
There are a lot of reasons why not every single fiber is certified (e.g. GOTS for cotton).
First, the farms abroad we cooperate to are so small, that they are not able to afford to acquire such certificate because it is very expensive. If we demand a specific certificate from every small farm we would drive these small farmers in the ruin. But as we want to support them we do not insist on such certificates from these small farmers. We rather travel to them always when it is possible and check on the conditions.
One part of the yarn is spun in Germany, the rest in the countries where the yarn originate from. The coloring of the yarn takes place in the EU-countries: in Germany or in Portugal so that all the quality standards of the EU are kept to and all the products are better controlled. That is why it spared neither expense nor effort and some of the yarn is dyed with plant pigments. The coloring material for the yarn is certificated according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Before sent to the end consumers the yarn is checked for its quality one more time at the public test laboratory in Mönchengladbach, Germany (fineness, color fastness, tensile strength, fiber length).