Recycled Silk Cardigan Realma
The recycled silk cardigan Realma is a light and refined garment, very shimmery. We have made it in the beautiful natural white colour to avoid re-dyeing. This allowed a considerable saving of water.
- Sweetheart neckline
- Untreated natural shell buttons
- Flat rib stitch
- Tight fit
COMPOSITION: 100% recycled silk.
WASHING CARE: We suggest to wash the recycled cashmere garments by hand, to better maintain cashmere's quality. Alternatively you can choose a machine wash at a maximum of 30° with a gentle cycle. If you decide to wash them by hand, do firstly a light centrifuge to drain the water, then dry them naturally by lying them on a horizontal surface.
Our recycled silk garments are made by Fabio, 5 km from us.
For every purchase on our online shop, we will donate 2€ to the social impact project Nei nostri panni, cenciaiolis to be, which aims to create a school for ragmen, the artisans of textile recycling. Every donation will support the training of young people coming from the local immigrant reception centres.
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The Recycled Silk Cardigan Realma
Recycled silk features
Recycled silk maintains the ** softness ** and ** breathability ** characteristics of virgin silk. In fact, silk is an animal fiber made up of keratin, just like our hair and like all animal coats. This is why it guarantees ** high levels of thermoregulation **, which make it a material suitable for different seasons.
How it was made
The recycled silk garments are made with a recycled yarn from the industrial waste of this precious material, which would otherwise be thrown away.
The recycled silk from industrial waste that we used retains its natural raw color. We have chosen not to re-dye these garments to further reduce the impacts of this sustainable material, which thus consumes about 4 times less water than a virgin garment. The ** recycled silk is also cruelty free **, no silkworms were killed to create this yarn.
Who made it
This cardigan was made in Fabio's family business in Prato, thanks also to the expertise of his collaborators Camilla and Lara. The care with which they make the garments is equal to the good vibes you can feel in the company: every time we visit them they are in the middle of celebrating an employee's birthday!