Meet Our Fair Trade Merino/Alpaca Mill Partners

OUR DYEING WORKSHOP

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SPAIN Since 1981
 
Emilio started working at the age of 18 in this dye mill opened by his father in 1981, who is now retired. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Madrid, it is now the last dyeing factory in the region to survive the massive relocation of this industry to Asia.
Times are hard and the local Spanish fashion brands that make Emilio work don't give him any gifts. Tight price negotiations and little room for manoeuvre. He loves his job, which he learned from his father, but struggles to keep his business afloat and to pay the 3 people who have been with him since the beginning of the adventure.
We wanted to collaborate with Emilio to continue to keep the local industry alive and to get involved with actors who struggle every day. We met him thanks to Angel, our sewing workshop manager.
100% of the dyes used are ecological and respect the strict local environmental standards. Next to the factory is a water treatment plant that recycles 100% of the water used.