What a great concept to buy Cashmere garments second hand (which are usually so expensive) without buying brand new – at a fraction of the price.
Wearing my “Nearly New” Cashmere Jumper.
This company as well as others on Etsy and eBay offer a varied collection of luxury, second hand, 100% cashmere. The stock comprises sweaters, cardigans, scarves and gloves for both men and women. I discovered that each item is consciously laundered and treated until it’s in perfect condition.
Some “Nearly New” Cashmere ideas for you.
There is a luxurious softness to cashmere, as it should be. Here I am wearing a beautiful, navy blue, v-necked, “Ralph Lauren” sweater. This would have cost goodness knows what if I had bought it brand new. The condition is pristine and such a quality product that will enhance any outfit.
Over the years, I have acquired a small collection of cashmere sweaters, cardigans and scarves. If looked after, they can last a long time. When I peeked at the price tag, I was extremely surprised by the price. £42.00 – Wow!!!The trick to finding the perfect sweater is nailing the texture. Whether you’re looking for one to wear to the office, or something comfortable and oversized to mooch around in a casual setting, it’s the perfect smart, casual garment. If you have sensitive skin, it may be an idea to wear a light fitting cotton tee underneath – handy to peel off when it gets a tad warm, too.
When I was doing my research for this piece, I came across a handy tool – one which I didn’t know existed. A handheld product called a ‘de-bobbler’ or ‘bobble shaver’. This will breathe new life into your worn-out favourite, precious jumpers and tops. It’s a small rotating blade inside a plastic case that works wonders. I have read the glowing reviews, so I’ve ordered this one from Amazon. From reading the instructions, it looks easy to use – you simply run it over the item of clothing, safely removing the bobbles, loose threads and lint, leaving woollens looking brand new, again.
In this pic I’m wearing my “very old” red Cashmere jumper.
In terms of sustainability and shopping consciously, it makes sense to acquire clothes that are already in the market. We can still get that pleasure rush from buying from a second-hand brand or an ethically produced fashion label, where care has been taken to do minimal harm to the environment.
I’m beginning to not look at fashion with blinkers on anymore. I’m now asking more questions about where the garment has been made, and how. Most brands are transparent with their information on their websites, detailing their sustainability policies. There is a huge rise in sustainable brands.
A collection of my cashmere and woollen scarves.
A bonus to the sustainable movement is that buying second hand and ‘preloved’ clothing is now accepted, and something to be proud of. Whereas, only a few years ago, people didn’t voluntarily admit to it.
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The Navy Jumper is a gift from “Nearly New Cashmere Co”, however, I was not under any obligation to mention them on my blog.