Cashmere upcycled

Time of changes

We live in a world where everything is hectic, where everyone is running, where buying new things makes us happy and throwing old makes us free, where we no longer think about the actions we take. We live in a world where we don't stop and think about the weight of our behaviour or the value of our lives.

That's why it's so important to slow down and focus on the true value of things.

Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed. Everything is transformed.

Mass conservation

In the world nothing is created and nothing is destroyed: it’s the first principle of Lavoisier. All that is around us is not “thrown away ” nature recycles.

The atoms that today make up this sheet of pa per, this plant, this bottle will one day make up something else in a continuous and infinite cycle.

Why not apply this natural principle even to the world of fashion?


We need to learn from the past: learn not to throw away, learn to reuse, learn to repair, learn to recycle. At the same time we must not forget about beauty: very often the concept of recycling is combined with an idea of cheap. The next step is to make recycling a creative and improved conversion process.

We are no longer talking about recycling but UP-CYCLING. Our challenge is to give a new value to old things; muchmore interesting from an economic, aesthetic, functional and emotional point of view, precisely because it originates from recycle draw materials of the highest quality that are reinterpreted by creative designers and worked by the hands of expert luxury craftsmen to new life.

The fibers of yesterday's clothes will be those of tomorrow's clothes.

The regenerated cashmere

For several seasons now, an infinite series of small and large companies have sprung up offering recycled cashmere at all prices. Consequences of the trend towards sustainability, sometimes driven by correct and true principles often only for market opportunities.

The homeland of regenerated wool is Prato, where we have our roots and develop our research into raw materials. This is our main advantage: “WE FIND IN OUR COMFORT ZONE".

Obviously, a regenerated fiber won’t never have the absolute quality of a new fibre, and in fact, on the market we find products that are on average poor or very limited in their stylistic development.

DANIELE FIESOLI ITALIA wanted to go further.

To obtain products that could live up to the name and guarantee the quality that our distribution seeks, we had to experiment with new solutions. Therefore, the name of the line was changed from RE-cycled to UP- cycled. We are not satisfied with transforming and re-circulating an existing product, we want to improve it.

To achieve the required quality, we have developed a new yarn 'BLEND': we use 50% virgin fibre, 20% recycled material from pre-use (a material recovered from virgin spinning waste) and 30% recycled fibre from post-use (recycled finished garments).

What is the nominal title of a yarn?

The yarns are classified according to the "title”, a conventional name referring to the fineness and therefore to the thickness of the yarn, or in meters. The most widely used and best-known method for the yarn classification is the 'yarn count by length', i.e. the ratio of yarn length to yarn weight: the higher the count, the thinner the yarn (e.g. a 2/26 ltd. yarn is thinner than a 2/14 ltd. yarn).

When calculating the meters, it must also be taken into account what type of yarn we are talking about, i.e. whether it is made up of a single garment (single garment) or twisted (therefore joined to 2 or more garments). For single-ply yarns, the title corresponds to the length, for example: e.g. in a kilo of yarn 1/15 there are approx. 15,000 metres. For twisted yarns, on the other hand, the length should be divided by the number of garments; e.g. in a kg of 2/26 yarn there will be approx. 13,000 metres of yarn or in a 4/16 yarn there will be approx. 4,000 metres.

With the guarantee and reliability of the brand DANIELE FIESOLI.

Filato ritorto

Traditionally, quality cashmere is always made up of at least two twisted threads and therefore on the label you should find "2 PLY" written to be sure you are buying the correct quality. For our collection, we use a twisted yarn mainly in the 2:26,000 and 2:14,000 counts Twisting is a yarn treatment capable of creating compound yarns with two or more plies. The result is an extremely strong and stable yarn, that can be fully customised in terms of count, hand and colouring.

Cashmere is a natural textile fiber, obtained from the lee of the Hyrcus goat, native to the regions of Asia. It is a rare and precious and therefore expensive fibre because Hyrcus goats live only in particular climatic conditions and therefore not very widespread. The fiber they produce is fine but with a very high thermal insulation capacity, both from cold and from heat; up to 10 times higher than sheep's wool. The cost of cashmere yarn today is around 180 euros and to make a men's sweater, the shorn fleece of at least 3 goats is used.

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