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 a demand for 'cheap-luxury', leading to overbreeding of cashmere goats, a decrease in fiber quality, and the desertification of the Mongolian region where the vast majority of cashmere goats live.
In a bid to offer the rarest of luxury garments, while minimising 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 a process called mechanical dyeing, which blends carefully selected post-consumer cashmere by colour. The fibers extracted from the old garment are re-spun into new yarn, with an average of 16 micron fiber diameter - in other words, zero quality loss compared to virgin fibers. The best part: Not a drop of water nor 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.