impact

To support Ama-La means to support a sustainable model at 360 degrees.

Here at Ama-La we create our artisanal products with a particular attention to the ecological aspects of production and raw materials.
Our aim is not only zero impact but also to create a virtuous chain for the reuse of noble materials that would otherwise be destined to become waste.
We are proud to have created a model of sustainable production at 360 degrees that includes ecological, social and economic aspects and that is based on the following four points:

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We do not produce waste

Hand-crafted looms are used at Ama-La and therefore we have no water consumption, no CO2emissions and no waste.

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Our textile products are all handmade basing on the idea of recovery and recycling

Recovery and recycling

Our textile products are all handmade basing on the idea of recovery and recycling:

  • The scarves are spun with new yarns of industrial remainders destined for the pulping mill.
  • The bags, the carpets, the pillow covers are made with strips of new fabrics from industrial remainders and old fabrics, which otherwise should be cleared out as waste.

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At Ama-La eco-printing fabrics are coloured with natural dyes

Natural dyes

The eco-printing fabrics are colored with natural dyes, leaves and plants that we collect in the territory and the “boiling process” happens with attention to the minimum waste of water and gas.
Color baths are reused several times. The final consumption of water and gas to obtain the coloring is less than that to produce six bottles of homemade tomato puree.

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At Ama-La eco-printing fabrics are coloured with natural dyes

Local supply chain

At this moment we are trying to reconstruct the entire wool supply chain in an artisan way:

  • We recover the wool from local farmers who would otherwise be forced to burn it or clear it out as special waste.
  • We card the wool by hand with a handmade drum cardator.
  • We spin by hand with a traditional spinning wheel with two natural wood straps
  • The wool threads are colored with dyeing plants such as broom, robbia root, fig leaves, walnut husk, pomegranate peel…
  • The wool balls obtained are sold to third parties or used to make our carpets on looms, closing the production circle.