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The Company – what’s your story?

Stackelbergs was founded in Stockholm in 2009 by Anna-Carin Stackelberg. At Stackelbergs, tradition, genuine craftsmanship and high-quality are at the center. To meet the high quality requirements, the rugs are manufactured in South Africa by one of the world’s leading mohair producers. Exclusive rugs of high quality Stackelbergs is a company that is passionate about design and interior design with a focus on products with a green profile. The ambition is to preserve a production close to nature, traditional craftsmanship and a high quality at all levels.

Stackelbergs has taken care of what is worth preserving in its collection of mohair rugs. Particularly distinctive are the rolling lashes that are made by hand according to an old craft tradition, which gives the rugs that little extra. The basic idea is that both production and choice of materials should affect the environment as little as possible. All this means that a plaid from Stackelbergs Stockholm not only adorns any room but also provides the highest level of comfort and a genuine sense of craftsmanship with a green conscience.

The spring collection 2022 consists of fantastic mohair rugs where quality and genuine craftsmanship are at the center. The collection includes rugs in a range of all colors which is a great gift to give to someone you like.

The product, what’s you secret?

Stackelbergs RMS mohair blankets are produced in a production chain certified according to the new Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS). For 15 years, Stackelbergs has produced top quality blankets, with in house design and made according to traditional production methods. Today the company is one of the leading mohair wool producers in Northern Europe. Materials and production have always had a particular focus on sustainability and quality and now Stackelbergs commitment will be extended even further. We are the first in Europe and probably the world to develop a blanket according to this new standard. Our customer and cooperator in the project is ARKET, and with 18 stores in 17 countries. The Responsible Mohair standard was first implemented in April 2020 and guarantees that every step of the production line, from farm to store, is certified and lives up to a high standard regarding animal rights and the contents of the finished product. The aim for Stackelbergs is that all products should in the future be certified to the RMS standard. Stackelbergs wants to continue leading the way in the development of mohair products and to continue offering a selection of products with first class design and quality while simultaneously maintaining a sustainable and environmentally friendly production line.

Fun facts about wool

The founding of the mohair industry in South Africa was a stroke of good fortune after the Sultan of Türkiye gifted 12 infertile Angora rams and one ewe to South Africa in 1838. Unbeknown to the Sultan, the ewe was pregnant and gave birth to a ram kid en route, establishing the Angora goat breeding stock in South Africa. These beautiful and gentle animals found their way to the Karoo region of South Africa in the Eastern Cape, which has become home to the Angora goat.

Wool is the oldest textile material known to man and sheep and goats are probably one of the first domesticated animals. For example, the famous Bockstensman, who died around 1350 in Sweden, was dressed in homespun, a kind of processed wool, and it says something about how popular the material has always been and how long it has been used. And no wonder, wool is a natural material with several fantastic and unique attributes.

Since the wool helps protect animals such as sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas against wind and weather, it has developed many good qualities. It binds both air and water and is therefore both heat insulating and moisture repellent. It is also temperature controlling and insulates when it is cold, while cooling off when the weather is warm. The wool can thus regulate both heat and cold. In addition, wool is naturally self-cleaning and has antiseptic properties, so it keeps dirt and odor away without additives. Therefore, the material is easy to keep clean and fresh year after year. The wool fiber has a natural protection thanks to its lanolin grease and only needs to be ventilated between the uses and not washed very often, if not at all.

With all these fantastic properties, wool is also one of the world’s most durable materials and is bio-degradable. It is 100 percent natural and decomposes when it gets into the wild.