Woolux ® Togas
Wool is a unique natural material that had been formed for thousands of years to protect the inhabitants of our planet from its harsh conditions. 100% natural, resilient, strong, and incredibly soft fibers form the basis of many excellent Togas products today.
For decades, we have been selecting and processing the best wool varieties from around the world and accumulating knowledge that today is recorded in the WOOLUX quality standard, developed at the Athens R&D center QC Worldwide by Togas Innovations.
Only the best craftsmen can find and select the rarest high-quality wool fibers from around the world and then transform them into magnificent yarn, which is used to create our unsurpassed products.
Raw material search
Scattered throughout the eastern part of the world, wool production farms greatly vary in the quality of their raw material. We are confident that only personal control can guarantee a constant level of the highest quality.
Therefore, Togas experienced scouts tirelessly travel to the furthest corners of the world to find and certify partners who we purchase high-class raw wool from.
Special fiber selection procedures conducted during the purchase of each batch of wool include numerous visual, tactile, strength, and molecular tests that are carried out on-site by our experts.
On-site testing requires the highest qualification of our experts and additional testing equipment costs, but we believe it is the only way to select the best, finest wool fibers worthy of the WOOLUX standard.
The entire volume of raw materials found and carefully selected on the best farms goes to QC Worldwide laboratories located in Togas logistics hubs in China, UAE, Greece, and Turkey.
Additional extensive tests are carried out here to ensure that all 100% of the incoming fibers meet the established standards for size, color, purity, and composition, and thus are suitable for further processing.
Being a 100% natural material, wool itself has a wide range of genetically built-in protective and strength properties. Any interference in its natural structure can lead to disruption or destruction of these properties. The WOOLUX standard involves special procedures for cleaning raw materials, as well as further dyeing of wool if necessary.
To wash WOOLUX raw wool, mechanically filtered running water is used in combination with special grades of organic soap, which composition was developed by Togas Innovations with the assistance of European partners. Considering the method of washing and the necessary materials, all primary processing takes place only in our own or certified production facilities.
It is known that the dyeing of wool significantly affects its properties. Therefore, we strive to leave as much WOOLUX standard wool undyed as possible. Today, all of the fibers used in the fillers of our sleep products are not dyed.
As for the fibers used later to produce our unique yarn for blankets and homewear, only organic dyes that meet European ecological standards are used in the dyeing process.
The ethics of the modern world defines clear rules for conducting business, particularly related to the use of natural resources. At Togas, we clearly understand that only maximum transparency and control of production processes can be considered worthy of a leadership position.
Wool is a 100% renewable material. For centuries, animals have shared their wool with us, and its collection is one of the most humane methods of obtaining any natural raw material.
No matter what type of wool is involved, we work with a limited number of farms and annually certify our partner farms for compliance with environmental and sustainability standards through Togas QC Worldwide.
In particular, we monitor the nutrition and water quality for animals, as well as the tools used for shearing, and the qualifications of wool collectors to minimize mechanical damage to animal skin.
We pay special attention to controlling the average lifespan of animals on certified farms. We strive to ensure that at least 90% of them reach the average lifespan of their particular species.
Most of the unused wool, whether raw or finished, is eligible for recycling and reuse in Togas products such as covers and mattress comfort layers, as well as fillers for our pillows and comforters.
The fibers that failed to meet the WOOLUX standard during testing, mainly due to insufficient fiber length or color, are also used for these purposes.
Even in the case of wool fiber utilization, they naturally decompose in the soil over several years and slowly release valuable nutrients back into the ground.