The yarn started with two brothers-in-law, a kitchen dye pot, and local wool. Malabrigo is still a family owned company based in Uruguay, but they now have a second mill in Peru and ship their 100% free-range, mulesing-free wool world-wide. Working to decrease their carbon footprint and make Malabrigo a greener enterprise, water for washing and dying is solar heated, and super wash wools are minimally treated to avoid harmful chemicals.