For the last few years, we have rescued, repaired and restored unwanted cashmere otherwise destined for landfill. With help from our select few Yorkshire artisans, we repair and accessorise our pieces of 100% cashmere for men, women and children.
The business is founded by our chief thrifter, Ali Orr. A lover of 100% cashmere, vintage silk scarves, family life and the countryside, she had always disliked any kind of waste in her household whether that was food waste after a meal or the fast fashion culture she saw her four children surrounded by. Her discomfort with the throwaway culture led her to uncover the real situation with unwanted cashmere and find her business. She discovered salvageable cashmere facing a landfill future so decided to rescue, repair and restore it before finding its new owner.
Our vision as a brand is for cashmere to be attainable to everyone while creating a more conscious consumer.
Affordability – Our one of a kind pieces are at a price point which is both reasonable and affordable, meaning this once widely unobtainable knitwear can now be part of everyone’s wardrobe.
Honesty – Both from the perspective of how we do business but also our product. We are transparent in the way in which we both market and sell our cashmere. Our customers know that they are buying second hand, reconditioned pieces.
Luxury – All of our cashmere is 100% pure
Sustainability – We have fine-tuned the way in which our cashmere is sourced. It is stock which would usually have been discarded. We rescue it, renew it lovingly and sell it.
We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing group of Yorkshire artisans who help us to repair and accessorise our collection. By harnessing their expertise in sewing and recycling even when we find something beyond repair, we can refashion it into something else, like a pair of gloves or a snood!
We are on a mission to make this luxury fabric available to everyone at an affordable price, whilst doing our thing for the planet at the very same time.
Our collection is full of one of a kind gems just waiting to be discovered and we add items daily so it’s ever-changing. Shop for second hand, fully restored cashmere on our online shop at Nearly New Cashmere Co. or at our Masham shop in the Yorkshire Dales.