Cashmere is a soft, lightweight and warm material obtained from goats. Today, cashmere is widely used throughout the industry as a commodity fiber, which is leading to overbreeding of cashmere goats, a decrease in fiber quality, and the desertification of the Mongolian region where the vast majority of cashmere goats live. Its recycled version comes from old cashmere clothes, re-transformed into fabrics to be reused. It keeps all the qualities of its original form, while meeting sustainable goals.
Brands featuring recycled cashmere in their soft garments are Vitamin A with their most recent loungewear collection and Swedish Stocking in their high-quality tights.
Recycled Cashmere Fabric. Patagonia. (n.d.). https://www.patagonia.com/our-footprint/recycled-cashmere.html.