ENGEL - Animal Protection
ENGEL – Animal Protection is a Self-Evident for Us
The wool ENGEL uses is exclusively from Argentina. Some countries in South America have already established laws and monitoring systems for organic farming orientating themselves towards the requirements of the target markets (Europe and USA). Among them is, for instance, Argentina. Thus, South America has the biggest amount of wool from controlled organic farming and is conform to the EC Eco Basic Regulation 834/2007.
The wool processed by ENGEL solely comes from Estancias (farms) taking part in a programme called “Prolana”, which is backed by the Argentine government. Prolana supports its members in gaining wool by giving assistance and information in all areas of sheep breeding. This state programme follows ecological guidelines of Western industrial countries and their requirements concerning animal welfare.
Additionally, certifiers regularly assess once per years if the strict criteria of controlled organic animal husbandry are obeyed. This is necessary as ENGEL have their products certified with NATURTEXTIL IVN certified BEST or with GOTS. This control encompasses the entire flow of goods from the extraction of fibers to the end product.
Mrs Kolompar could convince herself personally about the species-appropriate husbandry and fiber extraction. She took a trip to Argentina to see for her self.
* ENGEL exclusively uses wool from controlled organic animal husbandry (kbT)
* A consequent refusal of Mulesing
* Sheep shearing appropriate to the species and stress-free
* ENGEL dissociates from all cruel methods of livestock breeding Engel GmbH Wäsche und Bekleidung aus Naturfasern Wörthstr. 155 72793 Pfullingen Telefon +49 (0) 7121/3 87 87-7 Fax +49 (0) 7121/3 87 87-87 firstname.lastname@example.org www.engel-natur.de 2/2
ENGEL assumes social responsibility. All companies being involved in the production process are obliged to keep the social standards provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) whose criteria are key norms thereof.
For over 30 years the ENGEL company has produced clothes from natural fibers according to the highest ecological guidelines. Besides organic cotton (kbA), we process the finest merino virgin wool from controlled organic animal husbandry (kbT) and silk. 95% of our entire ENGEL product range is certified, 49 with NATURTEXTIL IVN certified BEST and 46% with the Global Organic Textile Standard.
NATURTEXTIL – IVN certified BEST is the standard with the highest demands on textile ecology and socially acceptable work conditions thus showing the maximum level which can be realized. The preconditions for a certification with GOTS are just a little beneath those of NATURTEXTIL – IVN certified BEST.
On-site controls and the certification of pre-operative companies, producers and retailers by independent, especially accredited certification authorities form the basis of this certification. This guarantees a comprehensive security for certified textiles provided by ENGEL.
In short – the organic animal husbandry and the social responsibility is determined by the esteem and respect for animal and human being.
ENGEL, the best for your skin and our environment!