OOAK Autumn Leaves Sweater
Hand Dyed V-Neck Sweater with rich autumn colors of orange, red, auburn and yellow abstract tie dye
FIT: very baggy on XS, as shown in Small, with a loose fit for Medium, and more fitted for Large... Sweater has medium stretch.
Made in Italy
Fiber mill and fibers used have been certified for compliance by the Global Recycled Standard, an Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.
75% Regenerated Cashmere
20% New Cashmere
5% Recycled Wool
ABOUT OUR REGENERATED CASHMERE: A small mill in Tuscany, Italy carefully recycles high quality cashmere sweaters that are no longer being worn due to tears, missing buttons or outdated styles. Trained artisans carefully shred the sweaters back into fiber form before the fibers are dyed into new colors and spun into yarn for the new regenerated sweaters. Once the yarn is on the cones, they are sent to a small factory to be knit into sweaters. While the process is typically more time consuming than using new cashmere, we strongly believe in the value of using already existing fibers.
WHY WEAR REGENERATED CASHMERE?: Producing new cashmere is causing significant damage to local wildlife, the environment and the grasslands that are being used to raise cashmere goats, especially in Mongolia and China. Large grasslands are turning into dry deserts due to cashmere goat herds eating natural vegetation much quicker than it can grow back. By choosing a well made garment made mostly out of recycled fibers, you are helping to reduce the the strain that new cashmere and wool fibers have on limited natural resources. In addition, you are contributing to the reduction of clothing that needlessly ends up in landfills.FIT NOTES:
-FIT: very baggy on XS, as shown in Small, with a loose fit for Medium, and more fitted for Large... Sweater has medium stretch.
Shoulders 2 inches wider than natural shoulder
Long fitted sleeves
6 inch sleeve cuff ends at middle fingers- can be worn long or folded in half to end at the wrist.
3 inch hem