Natural Fibre Connect (NFC)
Aug. 24, 2022An unprecedented virtual event will be held from September 7th to 9th, 2022. It is the first global meeting of leaders in the processing and trading of natural fibers, including cashmere, wool, mohair and, of course, alpaca fiber.
Certified in the RAS
Michell is the first company in the world to obtain the Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) certification
Mar. 21, 2022On March 14, 2022, a milestone was reached for Michell y Cía. and for the alpaca trade in the world, by being the first company to obtain the Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) certification from the raising of the animal to the production of tops and yarns.
SPRING SUMMER - 23
Freshness and versatility; two words that mark the path of the new Collection that our team has developed for the Spring/Summer 2023 season.
Mar. 14, 2022Freshness and versatility; two words that mark the path of the new Collection that our team has developed for the Spring/Summer 2023 season.
Michell supports our Peruvian sea.
The Peruvian sea is going through an environmental crisis
Jan. 25, 2022The Peruvian sea is going through an environmental crisis and it is everyone's task to be part of the solution. On January 15th, 2022 an oil spill occurred off the coast of Ventanilla, a district of Callao, Lima. To date, about 100 kilometres of sea have been affected with the spilled oil of more than 6 thousand barrels.
"ORIGENES" ORGANIC ALPACA
The first in the world Organic Alpaca Line from our retail division SOL ALPACA
Jan. 18, 2022With much effort, we have managed to define a new milestone in the Alpaca textile industry by obtaining the "Global Organic Textile Standard" (GOTS) certification, which today allows us to proudly present "ORIGENES", the first line of garments and accessories - worldwide - woven in 100% soft and fine certified organic Alpaca fiber.
90 years sharing the Alpaca to the World
Dec. 7, 2021As pioneers in the industrialization of Alpaca in Peru, we are celebrating at Michelll, our first 90 years as a company, where we have consolidated ourselves as the main producer and exporter of alpaca tops and yarns in Peru.
We are happy to introduce our new Autumn/Winter 22-23 Yarn Collection that presents beautiful and innovative yarns that will inspire and guide you as a starting point for both Hand Knitting and Machine Knitting projects.
Sep. 7, 2021At Michell, we are celebrating of our first 90 years, and we continuing to work with enthusiasm to develop new yarns in a wider range of blends, textures and colours that go in hand with the new season and at the forefront of fashion.
RESPONSIBLE ALPACA STANDARD
Our New Certification
Aug. 24, 2021This year at Michell we are celebrating our 90th anniversary and we continue to work on constant improvement in our processes; today we are happy to announce that we are already certified as a company with the Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS).
SPRING SUMMER - 22
We are happy to share with you our new Spring / Summer 22 Yarn Collection for the new season.
Mar. 19, 2021Ideal yarns for lightweight, comfortable and durable garments, presented in beautiful colour palettes for machine or flat knitting and also to develop creative hand knitting projects.
Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS)
Mar. 10, 2021The Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) Public Feedback Period ended on February 28. The Standards team is working on compiling the comments and will consult with the international working group (IWG) regarding any updates to the draft. The launch of the final standard is still scheduled for May of 2021.
Obtaining the RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD Certification (RWS)
Feb. 3, 2021As part of our commitments of being a sustainable company, we are proud to have obtained such an important Certification, which allows us to be part of a world reference in the care, welfare and breeding of sheep, as part of the chain of custody and thus have a correct traceability of the product.
Aug. 3, 2020On May 31, 2020, the organization called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) shared a video with images that exposed an improper treatment of some alpacas during the shearing process at our Fundo Mallkini, located in Muñani – Puno, which precisely aims to promote and spread good breeding practices for Alpacas in the Peruvian Andean región.
Jul. 23, 2020Following the circulation of a video filmed at our Mallkini Ranch last month, we took the following actions:
Jun. 13, 2020We would like to expand the content of our statement from last week in relation to the video footage on shearing at our Mallkini Farm.
Jun. 4, 2020We would like to draw your attention to a video recently transmitted by the organization called PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) regarding the shearing system of our Mallkini farm. We would like to further specify the following aspects:
Jun. 1, 2020Since yesterday, a video footage made by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on the mistreatment of alpacas during our shearing,has been circulating on social networks. Although the images can undoubtedly have an impact, we reject the claim that they constitute established practices.
Obtaining the Certificate of Fair Trade for Good Practices
In May 2019 we set ourselves the challenge of achieving the Fair Trade Certification for Good Practices and today we are proud to have obtained it. In this time of crisis, it is important for us to communicate that we stand firm on these principles, which we will now share with you.
Apr. 28, 2020
Learn more about our Organic Certification
Mar. 19, 2020As the pioneers and leaders of the Alpaca industry worldwide, Michell y Cía is always at the forefront of the global textile industry.
Introducing “Hilando Verde”
Our arborization project.
Dec. 10, 2019As a part of our actions to take care of the environment, Michell y Cía started the “Hilando Verde” arborization project, which means “Green Spinning”
This article was originally posted at Twist, published by
WTiN - www.wtin.com
Jul. 30, 2019
Alpaca processor and spinner Michell has introduced a range of sustainability initiatives developed through its new design and innovation hub Michell Labs. Twist caught up with Raul Rivera, the company’s marketing manager, to find out more.
Our new Michell blog
Learn about our history, collaborators, community, news and our latest innovations
Jun. 24, 2019
It is an honor and a pleasure for us to present this blog, which is born as a new space to be in contact with all of you, and show you our latest news, useful information and the history of the company. This will be an exciting journey through the essence of Michell, our past, present and future, in which you are protagonists.
We will be presenting you our history and its impact in our city, Arequipa; Peru, and the world. Since our founder Frank W. Michell began his adventure to this beautiful country, at the beginning of the 20th century, to our days, in which we seek to maintain and magnify the legacy of the Alpaca Pioneer in the world...