LAPOINTE is committed to responsible operations that generate fair economic opportunities along our company's network and reduce the environmental footprint of our development and operations.
We believe in building a business that is good for our team, for our communities we are a part of, and for the planet for generations to come. Together with our customers, supply chain, and employees, we will work towards a more sustainable future.
Our commitment to sustainability means we will act responsibly and with care to advance economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Our efforts focus on:
Consumption & Waste
Land Use & Biodiversity
Wellbeing (Natural & Human)
Hazardous Chemicals & Pollution
Traceability & Materials
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The worldwide leading processing standard for organic fibers, GOTS is backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS certified final products may include spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, and manufacturing of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibers and includes both environmental and social criteria.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC has 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management and uses its expertise to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. FSC Chain of Custody certification verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from non-certified and non-controlled materials as it makes its way along the supply chain, from forest to the market.
TENCEL™ Modal is an environmentally responsible fiber by Lenzing AG, that is consciously extracted from naturally grown beech wood, produced with self-sufficient energy that minimizes environmental impact. TENCEL™ Modal fibers are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, and marine conditions.
Traceability & Materials
RAW MATERIAL: LAPOINTE Organic Cashmere is knitted using only the highest quality cashmere fiber from white Hanshan cashmere goats farmed in Inner Mongolia, China. The organic farms emphasize sustainable and ecological farming techniques and engage social responsibility to the land, goats, farmers, and herdsmen.
DYEING, SPINNING & KNITTING
All dyeing, spinning, knitting, and manufacturing processes are inspected, accessed, and certified annually by ECOCERT according to the Global Organic Textile Standards. They are also audited according to the ISO 14001 standards of measurement, as well as by the Aid by Trade Foundation for the Good Cashmere Standard, Control Union Global Recycle Standards, and accredited by the Cashmere & Camelhair Manufacturers Institute.
Our factory has a comprehensive in-house laboratory to verify quality at every stage of manufacturing. They evaluate fiber purity, fiber diameter and length, yarn count and twist, as well as strength, color matching and fastness, fabric pilling factor, and garment composition. Each of these elements are integral to the organic process of LAPOINTE cashmere, from the farm to your closet.
GENUINE OSTRICH FEATHERS
LAPOINTE is committed to ensuring ethical and sustainable practices are met and maintained through its use of ostrich feathers. LAPOINTE exclusively engages with suppliers who abide by the State Veterinary Officers’ Standards and only work with certified sources; guaranteeing animal welfare and the FiveFreedoms are upheld.