Embracing Sustainable Luxury: The Ethical Journey of Blue Sky Clothing's Cashmere

Written by Marie Goulet


Posted on February 29 2024

  Did you know that cashmere, often hailed as one of the softest fibres in the world, comes from cashmere goats, pashmina goats, and a few other select breeds? These luxurious fibres have been used for centuries to craft exquisite yarns, textiles, and clothing.

CraftsmanshipBehind every soft cashmere sweater lies a story of dedication and craftsmanship. Our cashmere comes from goats that roam freely in the pristine landscapes of Mongolia, where they graze on native grasses and shrubs. These goats play a vital role in maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the region, and we are committed to ensuring their welfare and the preservation of their habitat.

Sustainable CashmereCashmere is not only beautiful but also sustainable. Unlike synthetic materials, cashmere can be renewed back into yarn, re-dyed, and transformed into new garments, extending its lifespan and reducing waste. By choosing cashmere, you're investing in a timeless wardrobe staple that's both durable and eco-friendly. Did you know that it takes a full year and the shearing of 5 goats to have enough wool to make one sweater!Unique FeaturesDespite its unmatched softness and durability, cashmere comes with a price tag due to its limited annual harvest. Each year, these precious fibres can only be collected once, making cashmere a rare and coveted material. But it's not just about luxury—cashmere's insulating properties make it perfect for keeping you warm in chilly weather, while its lightweight nature ensures comfort. Interestingly, cashmere fibre is six times finer than human hair, contributing to its incredibly soft texture. With proper care—think hand washing in cold water, drying flat, and gentle pressing—your cashmere garment can last for over a decade, offering timeless style and sustainability in a world of fast fashion.Biodegradable BeautyAs a natural fibre, cashmere is biodegradable, meaning it can break down over time without harming the environment. When you're ready to part with your cashmere garment, you can rest assured knowing that it will return to the earth, leaving behind no trace of its existence.

RWS Certified CashmereOur journey begins with the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certification, ensuring that the cashmere we use is sourced from farms that prioritize the well-being of animals and the environment. RWS certification guarantees that the goats producing our wool are treated with care and respect, and that the land they graze on is protected and managed responsibly.

At Blue Sky Clothing, sustainability isn't just a trend—it's the foundation of everything we do. From the sustainability of our cashmere to the biodegradable nature of the fibre, the RWS certification, every decision we make is guided by a deep respect for the planet and its inhabitants. Join us on our journey to embrace sustainable luxury and make a positive impact one cashmere sweater at a time.



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