We have carefully selected our suppliers based on criteria of sustainability and responsibility. We have also chosen to produce locally in Peru because that is where our primary material, alpaca wool, comes from. In addition, there is the tradition of quality craftsmanship that Peruvians have maintained for millennia. By using local materials and production facilities, we contribute to the workforce and the associated economy remaining in the local community.
It has been absolutely central in our choice of partner that it is a workplace where the employees' terms are not compromised. Therefore, since the start of Elvang Denmark in 2003, we have worked closely with one of Peru's larger weavers, which maintains and adheres to a strong CSR program - among other things, that a doctor and dentist are employed at the weaving mill, which employees and their families can consult for free , that employees themselves decide whether they want to work over that there is no child labor, that remuneration is above the minimum wage, that there is training assistance for employees' children, and that a CSR manager and a shop steward have been appointed. Finally, our subcontractors - Peru's poor alpaca shepherds - help with free training on how to improve their alpaca business and in a number of other areas.