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      PHILOSOPHY

      Australian subtle-luxury cashmere label Theron is both a minimalist perspective and hallmark of modern luxury designed by Edwina Horseman and Tara Cunniffe.

      The Theron woman is beautifully draped in softly tailored and oversized pieces executed in Cashmere and Wool fibres. The garments are processed in artisan workshops abroad, where our skilled team transition the luxury fibre into modern, clean-line silhouettes.

      Theron exudes an air of sophistication, attention to detail, comfort and craftsmanship. The vision is to develop collections that evoke a contemporary style and a high level of sustainability and integrity.

      A B O U T  O U R  C A S H M E R E

      T H E R O N uses an extremely socially responsible cashmere supplier, with a true commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, throughout the production process.

      Our cashmere supplier is a part of the BCI programme. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) stewards the global standards to make cotton production better for the people who produce it and better for the environment, by bringing together cotton’s complex supply chain, from the farmers to the retailers. It nurtures knowledge of best practices, and thus supports the farmers. It is initiatives like this that we are proud to be part of, where not only is the product improved but also the impact on peoples welfare.

      We are very aware that sustainability is not just about the provenance of the raw fibre, but also about the impact on society.

      OEKO Tex Standard 100
      The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles.

      Global Recycle Standard
      The Global Recycling Standard has been developed to meet demands, in the textile industry and beyond, for verification of the amount of recycled parts or ingredients in a given product.
      The GRS provides a track and trace certification system that ensures that the claims made about a product can be officially backed up.
      In order to gain GRS process certification, all the companies involved in the manufacture and trading of your products, including suppliers of half-finished products, have to comply with the GRS standard.

      Global Organic Textiles Standard
      Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified.
      All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria.
      A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria.

      We have an honest commitment and concern for the well-being of all animals used in the production of our yarns. We are fully committed to using responsibly sourced raw materials, including the use of fibres derived from animals. This Animal Welfare Policy is a fundamental part of the our core values – a commitment to uphold our principles for all fibres and products that we source.

      We source all our products with integrity, to uphold the highest quality of our products, and to honor our ethical standing, with a genuine respect for social responsibility, sustainability and the environment. Our fibre sourcing team ensure that all animal derived hair, such as angora, cashmere, mohair and wool, is obtained from sources who maintain the highest possible standards of animal welfare. In particular we have long term partnerships with our wool and cashmere suppliers and insist on high standards of animal husbandry. We do not source and fibres obtained by live plucking or skinning, and no animals are slaughtered specifically for the production of any of our products. Animal fibres are responsibly harvested by clipping, shearing and by natural shedding.

      Pure cashmere
      Pure and sustainable cashmere is traceable back to four specific farming regions of Inner Mongolia where strict control of herd size ensures its sustainability and care for the environment. It is traceable from a specific region right through to the individual cone, and therefore to the garment. Documentation from fibre collection through our computerised inventory control ensures transparency of information. Our skilled spinners use traditional mule spinning to turn the fibres into a yarn of superlative quality, giving our Theron garments a wonderful softness and luxury appeal that one expects from this pure aspirational fibre.

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