Re-Spun Cashmere Wrap

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The Ecologie re-engineered cashmere travel wrap is incredibly versatile! Use it as an extra layer or a luxurious wrap whilst travelling, as a super-soft and cosy oversized scarf in the Winter, or as a light stole on Summer evenings. Made from 95% cashmere and 5% Merino wool,  it is soft enough to be worn next to the skin.
  • Size

    One size, it measures a generous 70cm x 180cm, or 27″ x 70″ approximately.

  • Care

    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.

  • Fibre Content

    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

  • Yarn Origin

    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.