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Sustainable eco-friendly yarn for crafting
Reduce, Reuse, Re-cashmere
@rifolab x @bettaknit
After reading this, you’ll think of cashmere sweaters like a phoenix!
Might look like a strange thing to say, but believe us: from the ashes of an old sweater, life is reborn!
Yes! We are talking about recycled yarn, precisely about recycled cashmere. The RE-Cashmere by Bettaknit in collaboration with Rifò.
🤩 Cool! Tell me more!
So RE-Cashmere is made of 95% recycled cashmere + 5% virgin wool in 7 colours (not dyed, colours are based on the sweaters being recycled). We like it a lot as it’s soft and great to work, but mostly because its production is very smart and mindful: saves thousand liters of water and old sweaters from landfills!
Curious to know how cashmere is recycled?
At the end you’ll find some knitting ideas to do with this yarn 😎👇🏼🧶
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Regenerated cashmere yarn is produced through a mechanical process developed in the textile district of Prato (Italy), which is the most important textile district in Europe.
Even if the reuse of waste materials and fabric regeneration are very popular now (thankfully), they aren’t something new!
More than a hundred years ago the artisans of Prato – the so-called “Cenciaioli” – invented the regeneration method of old woolen garments (or industrial waste) to produce yarns for knitting or weaving.
Old knits and waste from the processing are selected by color and then reduced to the fiber state through a carding process.
“RE-Cashmere is a precious yarn, not only because contains cashmere, one of the noblest animal fibers, but because it is a green, sustainable yarn!”
What else? Let’s knit! 🧶👇🏼
Find these and many more kits on Bettaknit website!
Little Romance Sweater
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