PERUVIAN ALPACA | The alpaca population, whose fleece is used to make Rosemary’s fabrics, is free roaming and their gentle grazing helps prevent soil erosion. They are herded in the evenings by local shepherds into stone enclosures. The animals are shorn just once a year, in the summer, the time most appropriate for them to shed their heavy hair.
TIBETAN WOOL | The Himalayan sheep, which graze at altitudes of over 17,000 feet, grow one of the most luxurious wools in the world. Known for its natural abundance of lanolin and resiliently long staple, the wool needs little treatment.
TIBETAN CACTUS, NETTLE AND HEMP | Rosemary’s Botanical Collection is comprised of all natural fibers such as cactus, nettle and hemp, processed entirely by hand in the villages of Nepal. The fibers are for the most part naturally colored and sustainably harvested in the high mountain plains of Kathmandu.
BRAZILIAN COTTON, WOOL, RUSTIC SILK, BANANA, LEATHER, JUTE AND SISAL | Brazil boasts an immense selection of locally grown plants and fibers. No Amazon forests or other indigenous forests or wetlands were destroyed in harvesting any of the materials.