Perhaps the ultimate manifestation of sartorial luxury, cashmere wool is as light and soft as it is rare. However, in recent years there's been a tidal wave of cashmere on the market. In an oxymoron of epic proportions, fast-fashion spurred demand for "cheap-luxury", with it putting massive pressure on Mongolian and Chinese cashmere herding grounds and skyrocketing cashmere-related methane emissions.
In a bid to do the impossible and offer the rarest of luxury garments, maximizing durability while minimizing its footprint, we abandoned virgin Cashmere and partnered with the crème de la crème of Italian cashmere mills to create a sweater made exclusively from post-consumer wool. The yarn is produced by mechanical dyeing, blending carefully selected post-consumer cashmere previously matched by colour. The fibers are extracted from the old garment and re-spun into new yarn, with an average of 16 microns fiber diameter - in other words, zero quality loss compared to virgin fibers. And the best part: Not a drop of water nor a gram of dyestuff is needed. The result is a cashmere sweater so soft and fine, there's no way of telling it apart from its virgin equivalent. In fact, it's so good, we decided to just call it The Cashmere Sweater - "recycled" should just be standard.