Alby Cashmere Hat
- Circularity Centered
- Considerately Produced
- Cruelty Free
- Friendly Materials
- Giveback Culture
- Locally Crafted
- Water Usage
Super soft and knitted in one piece with non seams, this beanie is a must have for the winter months.
A must have for winter, this incredibly soft Alby beanie hat is both luxurious and practical. Made from certified 100% eco cashmere; the yarn is a blend of recycled and premium Mongolian cashmere.
Materials: 100% Italian Eco Cashmere.
Made in a family owned factory in Romania.
Water Usage: Cashmere yarn is made from 60% recycled and 60% new fibre. This means that By using recycled cashmere, the water consumption needed for the pastures, goats and the initial processing and washing of the yarn is reduced. Products are washed in the factories using Miele washing machines that calibrate water usage based on the fibre content and weight of the load, thus reducing the water consumption to the most efficient levels.
Circularity Centered: Recycled cashmere used meets the Global Recycled Standard. All the scraps from Santicler t-shirts, sweaters and yarns are 100% recycled using textile recycling facility that processes the scraps into new materials such as insulation, industrial cloth, etc.
Cruelty Free: All materials are cruelty free. The merino wool comes from certified mills and the farmers don’t use mulesing on their sheep. The cashmere is 60% recycled, thus reducing the reliance on virgin cashmere. No other animal bi-product used.
Friendly Materials: Santicler’s certifications include: GOTS certification for cotton; the Forest Stewardship Council for viscose which is made from European sourced wood; and the Responsible Wool Standard for the wool. All materials used are biodegradable, from organic cotton (free of formaldehydes) used in the t-shirts, viscose in the sweaters, to the wool and cashmere. All the mills that Santicler collaborates with are OekoTex accredited, meaning they use no harmful chemicals. Several of their suppliers are also accredited by Green Peace with the Detox certification.
Giveback Culture: Santicler makes monthly donations to Sea Legacy, an organization that is raising awareness and influencing legislations to protect the ocean. Santicler also works with non profit organizations in Romania, such as La Blouse Roumaine.
Locally Crafted: All products are manufactured in Romania. The factory employs 90% local women and pays them fair, economy based wages.
Considerately Produced: All fabric leftovers are recycled and turned into new materials such as insulation, industrial cloth, etc. Shipping is done using DHL Green which offsets 100% of the CO2 from Santicler’s shipments. All materials are sourced in nearby countries, (Romania, Italy and Portugal being the furthest for the cotton) to reduce the transport of raw materials and CO2 emissions.
Packaging: Plastic bags are 100% compostable. All the other packaging components: wrapping paper, box, receipt envelope and tape are made at least in part from post consumer recycled paper, and are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. Cardboard boxes are recyclable and biodegradable. Labels are made from recycled polyester and care labels are printed on biodegradable cotton tape.
- About the Brand
About the Brand
Santicler is the brainchild of seasoned designer and sustainability advocate, Monica Magdas Miller, and creates luxurious cashmere sweaters in Transylvania and Romania. It is committed to circular design principles and creating apparel using easy-to-care-for, nontoxic fabrications from renewable, recyclable and biodegradable resources, whilst rejecting the use of fur, leather, angora, horn, or any other animal byproducts. Each item is made to order to reduce waste and comes in fully-biodegradable packaging.
- fit & care
fit & care
One size only.
Knitted in one piece, with no seams for an incredibly comfortable fit.
Hand wash inside-out in warm water with gentle detergent
Lay flat to air dry, or tumble dry on low-heat and delicates cycle
The item can also be organically dry cleaned