GISELLE RELAXING SHIRT IN BLACK
This shirt-like sweater is relaxed and wears multiway as a cardigan or shirt. It is made of grade A cashmere, contrasted with a structured viscose at the collar, cuff, and placket. Unlike other knit shirts, the collar can stand due to invisible design. Its details are hand-linked with inverted shoulder seams.
Cashmere Goat Down:
Cashmere is a type of hair and not a breed. All goats have cashmere fibers, which is the thinnest and longest hairs they have. Usually, they grow around their belly and are downy and really fine. Cashmere is beloved because of their weight to warmth ratio: very light yet very warm. Under a microscope, cashmere hair has thinner scales than wool's, which gives it its signature softness.
Viscose is an extruded fiber from plant cellulose, sodium hydroxide, and carbon disulfide. Viscose is an industrially-produced fiber that also goes under other names such as rayon, modal, bamboo modal, lyocell, Tencel. However, they are the same. Read More.
Alashan, Inner Mongolia, China:
The most prized goats live in Alashan, Inner Mongolia -- a Chinese SAR -- where the accidental confluence of economic and environmental conditions mean the goats here grow the finest cashmere hair.
French scientist and industrialist Hilaire de Chardonnet (1838–1924), inventor of the first artificial textile fiber, artificial silk, created viscose.
Buttery, Creamy, Soft
✓ Deadstock Sourcing
✓ Low Waste Fully-Fashioned Manufacturing
✓ Waste Water Filtered
✓ ISO 9001 Certified
✓ Biofuel electricity
✕ Cashmere goats grazing patterns destroy pastures
✕ Virgin viscose production emits carbon disulfide
While aware of the environmental limits, Ply-Knits uses deadstock yarns only for now.