Shopping brand new is a struggle for those of us who want to glare at the president during a climate summit, nor is easy to sustainably shop on a budget. That makes Everlane one of my favorite brands (see here, here and here as proof). Known for its eco-friendly and socially-conscious business model, in an act of “radical transparency” it discloses everything from material sourcing to ethical factories. The result is that you can trust that you’re consuming right.
It comes as no surprise that Everlane is making cashmere feel even better. The San Francisco-based brand just launched ReCashmere, a new line of men’s and women’s sweaters that uses recycled fabric. The first collection includes three vintage-inspired styles that are half the carbon footprint of regular cashmere: the Varsity Cardigan, Vintage Crewneck, and Botton Mockneck. Even better, prices start at just $95.
Everlane partnered with an Italian mill that collects well-worn cashmere sweaters that would otherwise end up in landfills. The mill unravels the sweaters and re-spins it into new yarn. Then they blend it 60/40 with extra-fine merino wool for the perfect mix: You get the soft touch of luxurious cashmere with the strength of wool. In other words, you’ll actually be able to wear these sweaters without worrying about them snagging. The pullover and cardigan are available in four autumn-ready colors, while the crewneck has a variety of eight hues. Our current fave? It’s hard the choose, but I’m drawn to the colorblock crew in faded sienna.
The world might be burning, so at the very least you wear a sustainably-made cardigan while it does. It’s feel-good fashion at its best.