UphillSport changed all Merino Wool to NATIVA™ Merino wool in 2020. This is UphillSport sustainability programs merino step: Uphilsport is the first socks factory in Europe to be certified to NATIVA™ . NATIVA™ protocol opens the traceability, knowing their farmers and their lives, we all share the passion for high quality wool. The Nativa traceable wool comes from Uruguay. Merino Wool is spun to yarn in Czech Rebublic by Schoeller. NATIVA™ wool is Blue-signed and chlorine free.
As a part of UphillSport sustainability program we have been certified to the NATIVA™ system. We want to know where our wool yarn originated and be sure that animals, people and nature are treated well. Quality socks are built on quality materials. Together with our long term yarn suppliers, we can guarantee quality in a sustainable way. NATIVA™ certifies the traceability, knowing their farmers and their lives, we all share the passion for high quality wool. The NATIVA™ traceable wool comes from Uruguay. Wool is spun to yarn in Czech Rebublic by Schoeller spinning group. Every contributor of the value chain is certified by NATIVA™ and complies with the principles stated by the protocol in terms of CSR (Corporate social responsibility), animal welfare, land management and industrial standards. The respect of Nativa’s protocol principles is audited by a third party.
From this link you see the Blockchain and traceability of industries involved on the prodoction. UphillSport socks are knitted from yarn into socks in Finland at Sukkamestarit Oy's factory in Ylöjärvi. UphillSport brand is one the Sukkamestarit Ltd's brands.