Malabrigo started small, when two brothers-in-law started dyeing wool in a kitchen pot back in 2005. After achieving good results, they started selling a few skeins to the US and, before they knew it, they had quickly grown to other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. To keep up with this growth, they needed to relocate to larger facilities and hire more employees.
More recently the company has moved all production to Peru, keeping the laboratory in Montevideo expressly for product development.
Malabrigo employs mostly women of all ages, and always tries to give job opportunities to people that have fewer opportunities than the average individual.
In the mill in Peru, they use as few chemicals as possible. They reduce the quantity of water used by systematizing the order of colors they dye every day, with a view to achieving the maximum energy saving.
Most of Malabrigo’s yarns are made with 100% Uruguayan Merino wool. Uruguay has one of the biggest wool supplies in the world, and for good reason as it is of an extremely high quality, especially in regard to softness. Their wool is 100 % produced by Uruguayan farms that allow their free - range sheep to roam through the hills and are herded by actual old - style shepherds. The controversial practice of mulesing does not exist in Uruguay. When using Merino wool of a different origin, we make sure it is also mulesing - free.