Transparency At Every Step. Kobo Ke Bophelo (The blanket is life)
Our Mill, Aranda Textile Mills is the oldest blanket manufacturer in South Africa established in 1953 and is located in Randfontein just west of Johannesburg. It is a 4th generation, locally owned, family business. Aranda is the exclusive manufacturer of Basotho Heritage Blankets, with the blessing of the Basotho Nation.
We are committed to the economic growth of Lesotho and South Africa, which is why every blanket is proudly made in South Africa. Your blanket helps to provide well-paying unionized jobs for over 630 people and growing.
South Africa has over 30% unemployment, so it's important to us to help support the local people and economy.
All our blankets are sustainably and ethically crafted in South Africa using unionized labor. They are the industry leader in utilizing low-impact and socially responsible practices and is adherent to, and proudly exceeds, the most stringent worker friendly regulations in the world.
Aranda maintains regular BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) audits. All Cotton is sourced from a local gin and they are also a key supporter of the local cotton industry. All microfiber raw material is sourced from ethically certified European manufacturers.
Aranda is fully supported and certified by AGOA (African Growth and Opportunities Act). They can also issue Eur 1 Certificate for European exporting, which are both only certified to the finest European and American importers.
They take full accountability in running their Mill ethically and transparently, with rigorous, fair labor, health, and safety procedures. The longest-serving employee has been there 48 years. In short, people love working there.