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Zegna launches knit cashmere


Zegna has launched a line of sustainable cashmere knitted fabrics.

The line is free of frills and decors and is characterised by essential silhouettes, wide trousers, cropped and boxy or slim tops made with exclusive fabrics.

Volumes are new and translated into cropped bomber jackets, elongated coats, anoraks, blousons, polo shirts, cardigans and blazers without lapels, collars and visible buttons.The collection also features granite-effect materials crafted from #UseTheExisting sources by reusing alpaca, cotton-blend corduroy and tactile wool twill.The hues of the collection have also a natural origin. All the colors are of natural origins. They are the colors of earth, like the yellows, or the red of berries. Zegna molds the fiber. Yarns are not bought for what evidently the market offers.

Zegna proceeds by looking for fiber blends even within the same fineness, though of different lengths, that are then molded and mixed to create unique yarns that then become knitted fabrics. Then they are treated the way Zegna once treated woven fabrics. The final result is achieved by using a series of different highly artisanal treatments that transform these knitted fabrics into polar fleeces, needle-punch finished fabrics with leather, padded fabrics, double-faced jacquard Meltons, coated and uncoated bouclè, frisé and 3D jacquards and felts.


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