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STORY №1. 2022

RECYCLED

CASHMERE

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

STORY №1. 2022

RECYCLED

CASHMERE

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Our collection of cashmere accessories is one which we are very excited about. It made us discover an entire recycling industry we knew nothing about, in Tuscany.
Our collection of cashmere accessories is one which we are very excited about. It made us discover an entire recycling industry we knew nothing about, in Tuscany.
Centuries ago, having access to new fabrics was seen as a great luxury for small towns in Tuscany. Over time, the art of recycling clothes to create new textiles was introduced in Prato, and by extension in the Metropolitan Region of Florence. The precious knowledge and craftmanship they have developed over the past centuries are truly like no other. Now that recycled textiles and sustainability are the new standard, people are looking up to them.

People all over the world love cashmere. It is a soft, natural, precious and organic fiber, which is also biodegradable. We felt like we could add an even more sustainable aspect to it.

 

In April of this year, we have partnered with a well-established manufacturer and a recycled cashmere mill, which have both been in the industry for a long time. We chose them because they are extremely conscious of their people in the supply chain, as well as the quality and durability of their yarn and products.

Centuries ago, having access to new fabrics was seen as a great luxury for small towns in Tuscany. Over time, the art of recycling clothes to create new textiles was introduced in Prato, and by extension in the Metropolitan Region of Florence. The precious knowledge and craftmanship they have developed over the past centuries are truly like no other. Now that recycled textiles and sustainability are the new standard, people are looking up to them.

People all over the world love cashmere. It is a soft, natural, precious and organic fiber, which is also biodegradable. We felt like we could add an even more sustainable aspect to it.

 

In April of this year, we have partnered with a well-established manufacturer and a recycled cashmere mill, which have both been in the industry for a long time. We chose them because they are extremely conscious of their people in the supply chain, as well as the quality and durability of their yarn and products.

Our winter cashmere accessories are made of eco cashmere, which is composed of 65% recycled cashmere and 35% virgin cashmere. We must admit: our objective was to go for 100% recycled cashmere. However, after multiple discussions and sample testings, our weaver demonstrated that mixing recycled cashmere with virgin cashmere would ensure greater quality and longevity for our products, which we consider to be better for the environment in the long term. The mill has found that the 65/35 ratio ensures great solidity.

 

Now, why is it that 100% recycled cashmere is less likely to last longer? Cashmere is a fragile fabric on its own. The process of recycling it makes the yarn subject to early pilling when weaved. Using 100% recycled cashmere can make a great fabric for sweaters or joggers which you would not use every day. However, when it comes down to winter accessories which you will often use, it is recommended to mix it with new cashmere to ensure the longevity and quality of your product and avoid early pilling of the fabric.

Our winter cashmere accessories are made of eco cashmere, which is composed of 65% recycled cashmere and 35% virgin cashmere. We must admit: our objective was to go for 100% recycled cashmere. However, after multiple discussions and sample testings, our weaver demonstrated that mixing recycled cashmere with virgin cashmere would ensure greater quality and longevity for our products, which we consider to be better for the environment in the long term. The mill has found that the 65/35 ratio ensures great solidity.

 

Now, why is it that 100% recycled cashmere is less likely to last longer? Cashmere is a fragile fabric on its own. The process of recycling it makes the yarn subject to early pilling when weaved. Using 100% recycled cashmere can make a great fabric for sweaters or joggers which you would not use every day. However, when it comes down to winter accessories which you will often use, it is recommended to mix it with new cashmere to ensure the longevity and quality of your product and avoid early pilling of the fabric.

We have asked our partners, who we now consider to be our new friends, if we could document the process through which the products went to get to their final forms. They have agreed to welcome you all behind the scenes of their production, and we are extremely happy they did.
We have asked our partners, who we now consider to be our new friends, if we could document the process through which the products went to get to their final forms. They have agreed to welcome you all behind the scenes of their production, and we are extremely happy they did.
Our eco cashmere is certified by the following. Feel free to click on them for an additional explanation, because we all deserve to know what those really mean, right?
Our eco cashmere is certified by the following. Feel free to click on them for an additional explanation, because we all deserve to know what those really mean, right?
Our eco cashmere is certified by the following. Feel free to click on them for an additional explanation, because we all deserve to know what those really mean, right?
Cette certification atteste que le fil est produit en Toscane, composé d'au moins 65% de matériaux recyclés (vêtements ou textiles). Il assure également la mesure de l'impact environnemental de l'ensemble du cycle de production, en tenant compte des consommations d'eau, d'énergie et de CO2. LA CERTIFICATION    CARDATO RECYCLED   X
Cette certification garantit la présence de matière première recyclée dans le cycle de production. La traçabilité jusqu'au produit fini est garantie et le respect des pratiques de responsabilité environnementale et sociale, ainsi que l'absence de produits chimiques nocifs, est contrôlé. LA CERTIFICATION     GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD     DU TEXTILE EXCHANGE X
Our eco cashmere is certified by the following. Feel free to click on them for an additional explanation, because we all deserve to know what those really mean, right?
This certification attests the yarn is produced in Tuscany, made with at least 65% recycled material (clothing or textile scraps). It also ensures measurement of the environmental impact of the entire production cycle, taking into account water, energy, and CO2 consumption levels. THE CARDATO RECYCLED STANDARD X
This certification ensures the presence of recycled raw material in the production cycle. The traceability up to the finished product is guaranteed and the compliance of environmental and social responsibility practices, as well as the absence of harmful chemicals, is monitored. THE GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD FROM THE TEXTILE EXCHANGE X