For the last few seasons we have been working with a family-run Italian supplier that specialises in recycling cashmere. Founded by Eduardo Mariotti in 1990, the company’s expertise lies in processing textile raw materials in order to reduce the impact of garment production on the environment.
Starting with huge bales of pure cashmere knitwear, a specialist in-house team will remove any labels from the garments and carefully sort them into colour groups before they are shredded and broken down. This process takes the yarn back to its almost raw state. The recycled yarn is then blended with new virgin cashmere and spun into a combined yarn, ready to be knitted into beautiful new garments.
One of our team has been working with Eduardo at his factory in Prato for the last year, experiencing for himself the process from receiving the bales of old cashmere jumpers, through the sorting, spinning, weaving and design to create beautiful new pieces with a new lease of life.
If you have an old cashmere jumper that you would like to recycle, we can help. Just click here and select ‘Other’ from the options available. Fill in your full name and address and tick the box at the bottom "I want to recycle cashmere".
We will then send you a large, re-sealable paper bag with a paid returns label inside. Put your jumper into the bag, put the label on the outside and send it back to us.
Once we receive your garment, we will arrange its shipment to Italy.
Please note, we can only accept pure cashmere jumpers so please leave the garment labels inside to confirm the composition.
Cashmere is a beautiful yarn and Eduardo has been working for over 30 years to reduce the waste of this wonderful natural resource.