cashmere

Stella McCartney Releases First Environmental Profit & Loss Account

“No leathers, feathers, or fur.” That’s the Stella McCartney promise. It’s also an ethos that helped make 2015 its most profitable year to date, according to the…

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Keep Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

SWEATER COMB No need to invest in a battery-powered sweater shaver. For less than $3—and a little elbow grease—a basic sweater comb is all you need to strip pills, fluff, and lint…

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated…

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Could Mohair Supplant Cashmere's Place in the Luxury Industry?

Photo by Shutterstock MOHAIR \ˈmōˌhe(ə)r\ n 1: A luxurious, all-natural fiber made from the curly locks of the angora goat. 2: The focus of a recent summit in the town of…

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Booming Cashmere Trade Threatens Snow Leopards, Wild Yaks

Photo by Shutterstock Some of the world’s most spectacular yet little-known mammals are poised to become “fashion victims” of the booming cashmere trade, according to…

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Svilu's NYC-Made Eco-Fashion Gives Tomboy Style a Sophisticated Twist

Both with backgrounds in design and fashion, Cosgrove and Polo wanted to create a brand that reflected their own ethical values. “We’ve always lived a sustainable…

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Everlane's Quality-Over-Quantity E-Commerce Model Espouses Less is More

Michael Preysman founded Everlane in November 2011 with the goal of overhauling the typical retail experience. Having quit his job at a venture-capital firm in San Francisco, Preysman…

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Chanel Saves One of Scotland's Oldest Cashmere Mils From Shuttering

Chanel saved nearly 200 jobs in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday when the fashion house announced its acquisition of Barrie Knitwear, one of Scotland’s oldest cashmere-makers.…

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M. Patmos, Club Monaco Collaborate on U.S.A.-Made Cashmere Collection

TWICE AS COZY “I’ve been a fan of Club Monaco since the beginning as they’ve always offered amazing urban staples,” Marcia Patmos, the designer behind M.Patmos, says. “I was…

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"Green" Cashmere Protects Patagonian Wildlife, Improves Livelihoods

A guanaco Natural, biodegradable, and more insulating than wool, cashmere is as close to the perfect fiber you can get. Just one catch: The goats whose downy undercoats are so prized…

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