KAMPOS’ women and men knitwear collection is made from natural cashmere and includes 100% recycled plastic bottles in the production steps. The collection is 100% made in Italy. KAMPOS uses natural cashmere from producers trusted for their ethical and sustainable approach. KAMPOS uses Newlife™, which is a unique, complete and certified system of recycled polyester filament yarns coming 100% from postconsumer bottles sourced, processed into a polymer through a mechanical process (not chemical) and spun into yarn completely in Italy. The production process is divided in 4 simple steps.
Empty PET bottles are collected and taken to the recycling process, which is carried out completely in Italy, in the Piedmont region.
The natural cashmere fabric is handled with care by our trusted artisans in Italy. The cleaned cashmere fibres go through a carding machine to remove coarse hair. In the meantime, PET bottles are separated by type and color. After quality control they are compressed into bales and stored before processing before processing.
Cashmere fibres are twisting to obtain a durable continuous yarn, transforming the fibres into a fine, smooth, compact yarn. Once the yarn process completed, the cashmere yarns and the weaving process can start. PET bottles are washed and mechanically ground, then converted into flakes to be transformed into the new polimer ready for the spinning stage. The polimer is extruted, span into Newlife™ yarn, which becomes the base for the unique textile we use.
Each product is then designed, produced and packed with obsessive attention to detail by our artisans in Northern Italy. There are no metal parts on our products, they have been replaced with wood and pearls. Each product is 100% sustainable and can be recycled again, infinitely.