Made from beautifully soft and fine re-engineered cashmere with 5% super-fine Merino wool, this classic scarf is knitted in a cosy ribbed stitch for extra warmth.
One size, 30cm wide x 196cm long, or 12″ x 77″ approximately.
Although cashmere can be dry-cleaned, this is a very harsh process for such a delicate fibre, so we prefer to suggest hand washing. As with any cashmere garment, minimal washing is ideal. Always use a liquid soap which is especially formulated for wool or cashmere, and always use cold water. Gently squeeze the garment to wet it without pulling or rubbing it. Squeeze out excess water – never wring! – and rinse thouroughly in clean cold water to which you may add a dash of white vinegar as a softening agent. Never use proprietory fabric softeners on cashmere! Again gently squeeze out excess water and then carefully reshape on a towel. Roll the garment up inside the towel and squeeze again to remove more water. Reshape and dry flat away from direct sunlight. Cool iron if needed.
95% Re-engineered cashmere made form pre and post manufacture waste (GRS* 2017-031)
5% RWS** Certified Extrafine Merino Wool (RWS 2018-002)
*Global Recycling Standard
**Responsible Wool Standard
Our collection is manufactured using recycled cashmere fibres which have been harvested from previously woven, knitted or felted cashmere, as well as scraps which have been harvested during processing and production.
Globally, in 2019, it was estimated that approximately 6,500 tons of cashmere down was farmed. Compare this to the 25 million tons of cotton harvested, and it is easy to see why cashmere is expensive, and why we should treat it as a precious commodity!
However, not only does the use of recycled cashmere reduce demand for virgin fibres, and thus alleviate the associated environmental costs, it also requires far fewer resources to produce than the original virgin fibres.
Produced in Italy, our recycled cashmere is estimated to use 82% less energy, 92% less water and release 97% less CO2 than yarn produced using virgin fibres.