COS is launching an edit of pieces made using repurposed cashmere from its own production process. Using offcuts from previously produced garments, the long, high-quality fibres are re-spun with virgin threads to create a new yarn, that is then used to create new designs. Repurposing cashmere from the brand’s existing production and supply chain is part of the ambition to close the loop, maximize circularity and minimize waste.
COS Head of Sustainability Francesca Lilley commented; “We are so excited to launch our traceable cashmere collection. At COS we believe it’s crucial that we take responsibility for our full value chain and its impact. We are proud to share this with our customers and to be able to repurpose cashmere from our production process shows how much respect we have for this valuable resource.”
Tina Stridde, Managing Director of the Aid by Trade Foundation added: “We are delighted to be partnering with COS to create more sustainable cashmere garments using our newly created ‘The Good Cashmere Standard’. Together, in partnership with COS, we are committed to environmentally sustainable and socially responsible cashmere production.”
The edit of cashmere created using The Good Cashmere Standard yarns, and repurposed cashmere will be arriving in store and online at cosstores.com from October and throughout the Fall 2020.
Shop the collection here.