Do you have a favourite Cashmere garment? Even better if it’s a Thread Tales piece! We think Cashmere feels amazing; weightless and luxurious. That silky hand-feel, the warmth of its rich yet feather-like texture. Premium quality cashmere has intrinsic characteristics that turn wearing it against your skin, into a distinctively soothing and sensorial experience.
We appreciate that the contact between the fabric and your skin is not the only connection with wearing a cherished garment. Our clothes reflect our essence: who we are, what we care about and what we believe in.
As a loyal customer, we know that by choosing Thread Tales, you are making a choice not just based on handwoven exceptional quality, natural fibres and our designs, but also on the mission and the values behind them. We value your trust in us to deliver the highest standards of ethical production, ensuring our communities of Artisans are supported, and that our practices are respectful of the planet.
Thread Tales’ practices are fair, considerate and responsible. And through your sustainable choices, so are you.
Let’s go back to your favourite Cashmere garment for a moment.
What if we told you that we can deliver the same experience using recycled Cashmere?
WHY RECYCLED CASHMERE
Thread Tales use Certified Cashmere, sourced from companies who work hand in hand with the farmers ,which ensure a fair livelihood for herders as well as responsible land management. So, you may be wondering, why are we introducing recycled cashmere?
1. Because both pre-consumer waste* and post-consumer waste** heavily contribute to the negative socio-environmental footprint the fashion industry is responsible for. We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
2. Because we believe that zero waste and luxury can, and should, coexist in the same sentence.
3. Because we believe in diversifying our approach, wandering off the beaten path and colouring outside the lines. (Do not worry, we will keep offering you our original responsibly sourced virgin Cashmere. Simply, from now on, you will have more choice!)
ABOUT OUR RECYCLED CASHMERE COLLECTION
In 2020-2021 we have pledged to reuse and recycle yarn wherever we can, reduce our carbon emissions and work towards building a closed loop system without ever compromising on quality.We have already started doing so with our zero-waste headbands and notebooks. Our Recycled Cashmere collection is one of the the next steps in this direction.
Each piece in our Recycled Cashmere collection is produced with post-factory cashmere waste. This means that the fibres are derived from unsold, unworn items gathered directly from the producer and usually not marketed due to minor faults or due to order changes. Our recycled Cashmere offers you the same precious qualities of virgin cashmere, from its soft touch and insulating power to its unmistakable luxurious look.
Embarking on this journey would not have been possible without the support of our partner, KPA Cashmere, a Nepal-based family business. Here Cashmere waste from factories is sorted by hand to create new, treasured pieces to warm us through the upcoming cold season. This requires the patience, expertise and skilled touch of the trained KPA Cashmere employees, the majority of which are women of all generations from the local community. The machines are operated by hand, which significantly lowers the carbon footprint of the process.
Our Recycled Cashmere Collection presents this unique, versatile, Autumn/Winter staple from a different, more mindful perspective. We are proud to be redefining waste by bringing out its intrinsic value and delivering it to you in the form of a cherished piece. We hope you are as excited as we are about this new chapter of our journey towards making luxury fashion kinder.