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Our recycled fibres
85 percent of the recycled fibres come from production surplus and 15 percent from recycling sweaters. Those fibres are produced by Italian manufacturers specialised in collecting and recycling deadstock sweaters. Cashmere fibres are then cleansed, ground and spun into a brand new yarn that we blend with virgin cashmere fibres.
Our virgin fibres
Our virgin cashmere is a very high quality material—a perfect match for the recycled fibres. Coming directly from sheep raised in the Mongolia, it is very soft and durable.
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What is organic?
Organic wool is respectful of nature: it supports sustainable agriculture and animal welfare. First of all, sheep that are used to produce Tricot wool are treated humanely. They also graze and live on organic pastures. And even the wool itself is cleansed following a strict environmentally friendly process.
Incredible lightness
Our wool, classified as “extra fine”—17.5 microns, also called Super 120—is the raw material used to create high quality yarn. The wool we use to create our sweaters comes from Tollegno, an Italian textile manufacturer providing spinning savoir-faire since 1900. What makes that wool so special is the length of the fibres—only the longest ones are spun into yarn. This makes for super soft and durable knits that will not pill.
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Organic farming
Organic cotton is “clean” cotton. Free from pesticides, GMOs, chemical fertilisers and insecticides, it is grown with care and respect for the environment. And that is actually making a big difference in a world where cotton is the most cultivated crop globally.
Wear cotton all year long
Wool and cashmere are usually associated with winter, but cotton, on the other hand, is such a versatile and breathable material that it can be worn on its own in the summer or as a base layer when the temperature drops. The ultimate wardrobe essential.
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Making grandma proud
Roving yarn is a nod to traditional spindle spinning, a technique predating the industrialisation of wool production. This naturally processed wool gives our roving yarn sweaters that unique Tricot look.
Local sourcing
Tricot roving yarn is produced by farmers in the Andes where they also hand knit the wool in their neighbouring family workshop. A virtuous circle for local economy.
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Fresh from the mountains
Alpacas are native to the Andes Mountains. Because they live at high elevations, their fleece is harder to come by than regular sheep wool. In addition, alpacas emit very little greenhouse gases and are an environmentally friendly cattle. They graze on natural pastures without uprooting the plants, contributing to soil regeneration. Tricot alpaca is produced by local farmers who also hand knit the wool in their neighbouring family workshop. A virtuous circle for local economy.
Peru’s emblematic animal
Alpacas are an integral part of Peruvian culture. Used as working animals in the past, Peruvians have been raising them for wool and meat for centuries.