The Benefits of Regenerated Cashmere: A Sustainable Choice
Cashmere is a word that immediately evokes positive sensations of well-being, warmth, softness, and luxury. Cashmere is perhaps the fibre that most respects our skin and keeps it warm and dry by absorbing sweat and humidity.
However, it is a delicate and precious fibre. To produce 100/200g an entire fleece of a Kashmire goat is needed. For this reason, in the homonym Indian region, the increase in livestock is depleting natural resources. In a world where we have to avoid waste, and environmental protection is a priority, the answer is Regenerated Cashmere.
The regeneration of this fine yarn follows the principles of circular fashion. This allows not only to avoid waste (and the consumption of energy used for its disposal) but also an upstream saving of raw materials, water (90% less ), energy (80% less), carbon dioxide generated (95% less) and dyes.
In theory, it is an infinite loop…
The material goes through hand-made sorting to remove impurities that are not 100% cashmere. We then move on to fraying, which reduces this waste into small pieces, obtaining a veil of cashmere through carding.
Finally, the regenerated fibre is twisted and reinforced, until it’s transformed into totally new yarns.
Unfortunately, this process brings some disadvantages, the colors remain slightly opaque, and the hand is more “rough” due to the strong twist that the fibre receives to make it more resistant. For these reasons, the craftsmen, able to regenerate cashmere in the best possible way, must be very expert.
Vusciché Regenerated Cashmere has managed to overcome these limits. The yarn we use is of the highest quality, certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard). To this excellent starting point, we add a percentage of pure cashmere staple to obtain a longer fibre that gives our knitwear the typical softness of this refined wool. In addition, working with the “lowered weaving”, the waste that would occur with the overlocker is eliminated.
Circular fashion is also this: innovation, thought, and ideas that transform limits into strength, for the creation of high-level garments that allow us to put the environment and the enhancement of local craftsmanship at the centre.