The Cashmere Recycling Facility
Prato, Italy EST. 1955
Employees: 14 people
Average salary: 1,500 EUR/m
Work hours: 8h
Products: The Cashmere Sweater, The Cashmere Sweater (women)
Last visit: July 2021
Spanning across three generations, this family run business is at the forefront of textile raw material manufacturing, their speciality: recycled fibers. This facility collects used clothes such as trousers, sweaters, jackets and wool coats, separates them by color, grades the quality and transforms them back into fibers that in turn are sent to mills to create new yarns and fabric.
Since the fibres are separated by color is not necessary to dye them again, this process is known as mechanical dyeing and it saves on both water and chemicals.