Spotlight on Cashmere
Not all cashmere is created equal. Over the last decade, the demand for cashmere has gone up exponentially. Once a luxury commodity, cashmere has become widely available and an incredibly popular yarn due to it's beautiful softness, lightness and warmth. The increased number of goats needed to meet the demand of the industry has caused serious environmental issues, including overgrazing and eventual land degradation.
That's why all of our cashmere is sourced from ethical farms in Inner Mongolia, where animal welfare and environmental impacts are carefully monitored. Goat numbers are kept to a sustainable level, and shepherds rotate the grazing areas regularly to allow for the land to regenerate naturally. Our supplier works directly with the farmers to build up the livelihood of herding communities.
Once this cashmere makes it to our supplier, that's where the fun begins. We work with them to create a colour palette that matches back perfectly with the rest our collection, before the garments are knitted into the gorgeous shapes we love to wear and share with you.
Available this season in Amber, Black, Green, Ink, Pink and Plum, our designer Sam shares her favourite ways to style the Abbey knits in the video below.