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Animal Welfare & Respecting our Environment

Cashmere, Animal Welfare and Communities

The cashmere our suppliers use is blended from fibres carefully selected from Mongolia, China and Afghanistan. They combine the different qualities of these fibres in a way which optimises the performance of the fabrics and allows us to provide the best combination of durability and hand feel on any given product.

Most of the cashmere is gathered from goats which have been herded in the traditional ways which have been used for hundreds of years. This unique lifestyle means that the goats live an almost wild existence and helps to preserve these fragile communities.

They use fibre from the equivalent of around one million goats each year and each herder will typically look after around 200 goats. Although working directly with herders and farmers is difficult they are working as founder members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance to develop through them, sustainability programmes. By working closely with herder families the SFA aims to continuously improve the situation for both goats and herder communities.

 

Respecting Our Environment

166 Portobello Road Limited constantly strives to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions and waste, both by trying new technologies and by instituting best practice within the company. 

    • Energy-saving technologies are invested in wherever possible
    • Paper, cardboard and aluminium are recycled at all our sites
    • The modern dyes our suppliers use are synthetic, but they are all organic
    • Employees are encouraged to work in an environmentally responsible manner
    • Mail order packaging is sourced from FSC-certified suppliers, and mailed in 100% compostable packaging where ever possible.

Dear Customers,

We will re-open the shop at 166 Portobello from September 2021, but remain open on line. If you can't see on line what you are looking for please call on +44 7768 366 552 or email on info@thecashmereclub.co.uk. In the meanwhile Clare who works at Portobello Cashmere is useing the shop as a take away deli, vegitarian salad bar called Peel. Clare and Euan are serving delicious coffee too, so please go and see them and give them your support. We decided that to reopen at the beginning of summer selling cashmere after such a long lockdown we could use the space better in the summer as a deli and in the winter selling woolies. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.