World Environment Day: using regenerated cashmere for sustainability
During these COVID-19 times, still we do not forget to celebrate World Environment Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly on 15 December 1972. There has been an increasing focus on sustainability issues over the last few editions.
For some time now, the world of fashion has been exploring new sustainable production models which are in perfect agreement with the principles of circular economy and fashion. At Dalle Piane Cashmere, we have found a solution in the use of regenerated cashmere that allows us to obtain quality garments while reducing our environmental impact.
How is regenerated cashmere obtained?
Regenerated cashmere is made by processing production scraps and old cashmere garments in a completely new way to glean more environmentally sustainable reels of regenerated yarn used to create garments.
This process is inspired by the art of recycling fabrics that is championed in the textile district of Prato, Tuscany, a city that is renowned worldwide for its fervent textile activity. This way, we are able to produce a yarn that features the same qualities as virgin cashmere, using less energy, water, and chemical resources and putting old clothes back into circulation.
Good sustainability practices
What else can we do to be more sustainable? As a company, we purchase raw materials from local producers and only produce necessary quantities, calculated from sales estimates based on monthly orders received. This allows us to avoid generating products that would remain unsold and to manage resources better and reduce waste.
By purchasing our regenerated cashmere products, customers will be able to rely on affordable and constant prices all year round. Our production ethos ensures that customers receive quality products that have been recently manufactured, not stock that has been sitting in a warehouse for months.