Cashmere is sometimes called spun gold. Warm, cuddly, and luxuriously soft, this wool from the belly of Asian Kashmir goats makes the silkiest, softest warm winter clothes. Thats why we are excited to discover sustainable fashion label Avita – which offers guilt-free option for modern, clean cut, eco-cashmere pieces that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Recycled cashmere is just as supple and snug as its original organic fiber counterparts, but even more environmentally friendly due to the thoughtful reuse of this fine luxurious material. And this isn’t your granny’s recycled cashmere sweater. Despite the use of an elegant, classic material, the cuts and stylings of Avita fashions are anything but staid.

The brainchild of Los Angeles-based designer Amanda Shi, the Avita name comes from the Italian word “vita,” meaning life, which reflects Shi’s vision. “I really believe that you can live in our pieces. They transcend seasons and fads.” Amanda Shi’s aesthetic blends classic design with contemporary touches, featuring sweaters, tanks, dresses, and tanks with bold patches, asymmetrical lines, and strategically placed cutouts. The result is unique, offbeat pieces that reflect a playful everyday luxury. With modern, playful cuts like these, you can’t go wrong.

$130 and up from Avita


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  1. annie December 15, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Nothing is worse than being tempted by product and then the website shows nothing! I got onto the site but it’s worthless. You can’t shop it! there are plenty of companies out there that you could link to and would actually be helpful! Dump the ones who aren’t user friendly

  2. Lisa December 11, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    I have tried to go to the website several times but I keep getting an error code…. Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    I would love to buy that pink dress!!

  3. Fern December 10, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    Is there any further information on where the cashmere is sourced and how it is recylced?

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