Our Light Weight Poncho's are made of a wonderful blend of organic cotton and organic wool. The yarn is spun in the factory in Manteigas, right in the heart of National Park Serra da Estrela. The yarn is woven on 150 year old weaving machines which are operated by weave masters who learned these rare skills from the generations before them. The first signs of weaving in the region go back to the 15th century. In our section 'certificates' you can find the certificates from our (wool) suppliers; the wool is from the region, the sheep are sheared in May each year. Shearing is done by hand and animal welfare is top of mind.