Japanese menswear designer visits Fuhrmann to better understand the production of organic wool
During the last week of May 2018, we had Markaware designer Shunsuke Ishikawa visiting us at Fuhrmann. Markaware is a Japanese menswear label specialised in utility garments. Majority of the Markaware garments are made out of organically grown fibres including organic wool.
For Shunsuke Ishikawa, the designer behind Markaware, the goal of his visit was to better understand organic sheep and wool production. It has been the first time for Shunsuke to visit a sheep farm and to visit Argentina. However, he has already visited a couple of other organic cotton farms in India as well as fabric manufacturers. Being able to connect with the fibre source of the Markaware garments is an important element of the brand. As we at Fuhrmann love nothing more than connecting with our clients and future clients, we were happy to show Sunshuke around.
Exploring the mill and farms
The visit started at our mill and warehouse in Trelew. This gave us the opportunity to explain how our organic wool processing works and how we are managing the wool coming in from the farms and storing the wool tops ready for shipping.
After the mill tour, we visited one of the Fuhrmann managed sheep farms on Valdes Peninsula. We were lucky to also see some whales passing by the coast while visiting. Afterward, our trip went further down south to El Calafate to visit another one of our sheep farms at Santa Margarita. During the sheep farm visits we explained how our sheep are managed and what measures we take to ensure the grasslands stay healthy and biodiversity prospers.
It was only a short visit, but Shunsuke already announced that he would be back for the shearing season and we look forward to welcoming him again.
For more information about the menswear label Markaware visit the website.