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Recycling and reuse: differences

Is recycling and reuse in fashion possible?

In the world of contemporary fashion, the concept of sustainability is increasingly important. To better understand the positive impact that recycling and reuse can have on this sector, it is essential to first understand the meaning of these words and their differences by consulting the article on the EconomiaCircolare.com website.

What do recycling and reuse mean? They are the same thing?

Recycling refers to the process of transforming used materials into new products, thus reducing the amount of waste and limiting the use of new resources. In the world of textile production, this means the creation of new yarns or fabrics from production waste or discarded clothing.

Reuse concerns the repeated use of an object or material so as not to end its life cycle, i.e. without it becoming waste. 

Can cashmere sweaters be recycled?

Not everyone knows that the cashmere sweaters that we no longer wear can be recycled to create a new yarn: regenerated cashmere
Regenerated cashmere is obtained from cashmere fibers recovered from used garments or production waste and then transformed into new high-quality fabrics.

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Reuse in the world of knitwear

In the world of clothing and knitwear, the most widespread reuse is the used clothes market (second hand or vintage): by taking our clothes to a second hand market we ensure that they do not become waste but can be reused by other people .


The importance of conscious purchasing


When it comes to purchasing knitwear, it is essential to consider not only the style and quality, but also the environmental impact of the materials used and the production process. Opting for garments made from recycled or sustainably sourced fabrics is a step in the right direction towards a more eco-friendly wardrobe.

Additionally, investing in high-quality garments made from natural fabrics like cashmere and merino wool not only ensures greater durability, but also superior comfort and a timeless look that resist seasonal trends. This approach allows you to reduce the purchase and rejection cycle, promoting a more sustainable and responsible lifestyle. Furthermore, to increase the life of a cashmere or merino wool sweater it is important to know how to take care of it . In particular, it is important to know how to wash a cashmere or merino wool sweater and how to eliminate any pills that may form in the points of greatest friction.

In conclusion, recycling and reuse play a fundamental role in promoting sustainability in the knitwear sector. Choosing sweaters made from recycled fabrics such as regenerated cashmere or from sustainable sources, and opting for durability and quality, is essential to reducing the environmental impact of fashion and promoting a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle.