Knitwear is one of the most versatile and comfortable types of clothing, but it also has a significant environmental impact. According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the global fashion industry produces 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, and consumes huge amounts of water, energy and chemicals. Knitwear, in particular, is often made from synthetic or animal-derived fibers that are not biodegradable, and require intensive processing and dyeing.
At CH Cashmere, we are committed to changing this situation and creating a more sustainable future for knitwear. We believe that fashion can be a force for positive change, and knitwear can be both stylish and eco-friendly, without compromising on quality or performance. That's why we have developed a range of innovative solutions that aim to reduce the environmental footprint of our products and processes, while enhancing the social and economic benefits for our partners.
Some of the key features of our sustainable knitwear are:
We use natural or low-impact dyes that are free from harmful chemicals and comply with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. We also minimise the water and energy consumption during the dyeing process, and treat the wastewater before discharging it.
Lots of our garments are made in organic or recycled materials, such as organic cotton, recycled wool, and recycled cashmere. These materials are certified by reputable organisations such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
We minimize our environmental impact by using renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to power our factory. We also recycle water and reduce waste by using biodegradable packaging.
We support fair trade and ethical labor practices in our supply chain. We employ local artisans and workers who are paid fair wages and have access to health care, education, and social security. We also support their skills development and empowerment through training and mentoring programs.
We create high-quality products that are durable, comfortable, and stylish. Our knitwear is designed to fit different body shapes and sizes, and to suit various occasions and seasons. We offer a range of colors, patterns, and textures that reflect our customers' preferences and personalities.
Our vision is to create knitwear that is not only beautiful and comfortable, but also durable and circular. We want out knitwear to last for years, to be repaired and reused, and to be recycled or composted at the end of its life cycle. We want our knitwear to be part of a circular economy that minimizes waste and maximizes value.
We also want our knitwear to be part of a greener fashion industry that respects the environment and the people who make our clothes. We want our knitwear to be transparent and traceable, so that you can know where it comes from, how it is made, and who is behind it. We want our knitwear to be ethical and fair, so that you can wear it with pride and confidence.
CH Cashmere invites you to join us in our journey towards sustainable knitwear. Together, we can make a difference for the future of fashion and the future of our planet.