Novita and The Environment
ARE NOVITA YARNS SAFE AND ECOLOGICAL?
All the dyes and chemicals used by Novita meet the most stringent European standards.
All of our yarn is tested to meet the ISO quality standards. The finishing agents and dyes used in the production of Novita yarns meet the REACH regulations. We aim to choose dyes which are hypoallergenic and biodegradable as well as least harmful.
Although we consume large quantities of energy and water in the different stages of yarn production, we are able to reuse the heat generated in the dyeing process. The heat generated in dyeing is recovered to pre-heat the water required for the subsequent dye batches, which reduces the environmental load generated by our production.
We make every effort to reduce the amount of packaging waste, to enable more efficient recycling of our packaging materials and to select better packaging materials and methods with a view to sustainable development.
ARE NOVITA YARNS MOTHPROOF?
Mothproofing is not necessary for knitting yarns. As moths and fur beetles, who feed on wool, can destroy wool yarn, we carry out a disinfectant spraying in our factory twice a year to remove any flying moths. When stored at home, keep the yarn in airtight plastic bags. You can also use natural moth and fur beetle repellents, such as red cedar products, in your wardrobes.
WHAT IS NOVITA’S VIEW ON THE USE OF MERINO WOOL? ARE YOU AWARE OF THE MULESING METHOD USED IN AUSTRALIA?
Whenever we use merino wool in our products, we make sure that the production animals do not have to undergo the painful mulesing procedure.