About Our Cashmere
At Arkell & Wills we believe very strongly in working with small manufactures around the world, as we are a small business ourselves and showing support for each other is essential to our values. With this in mind we are lucky enough to have found some great suppliers in India, Nepal and the UK.
Our stunning contemporary cashmere collection comes from a small family run business passed down through generations in Nepal. The owner of the factory is proud to say that they support and are part of Women Empowerment Projects and social enterprises that are based in Kathmandu creating job opportunities for women. 90% of his staff are housewives from the local villages who he empowers through his training programme within his cashmere manufacturing business. He has strong values on Fair Trade Philosophy and Ethical practises. Arkell & Wills are proud our fabulous cashmere pieces are created with such love and dedication from the point of our design in Cheltenham right through to the finished piece produced in Nepal.
Some of our beautiful Arkell & Wills Cashmere accessories are manufactured by a factory in India, who again has strong ethical values. All of the fur they use on our designs is Scandinavian fur bought from Copenhagen, rather than locally and is farmed, rather than wild, specifically for import and export. They use only the finest quality cashmere yarns for our stunning scarves and ponchos, which is so obvious with the beautifully soft hand touch.
The Arkell & Wills jersey collection is all produced in a small factory within the UK. We love to be able to support and promote UK manufacturing wherever possible, and again this is achieved with our stunning crystal embellishments being produced here in our home country, bespoke to order, for us, in our own A&W designs.