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UPCYCLED DOWN

Materials Our collection of lightweight down-padded outerwear and accessories, offering superior natural warmth from reclaimed materials.

Upcycled Down™ is a collection of lightweight down-padded outerwear and accessories, offering superior natural warmth from reclaimed materials. Natural down is the best insulation that exists and ideal for lightweight outerwear. The down clusters have a unique three-dimensional shape which traps and retains your body heat, and also make it an incredibly soft and breathable material to wear in cool temperatures. It can be packed down and return to its natural fluffy shape, and it frequently outlives the items it fills, making it an excellent candidate for recycling. Down has an impressive warmth-to-weight ratio that no synthetic material has yet been able to match. Synthetic alternatives have been known to be more water-resistant and better at retaining heat even when moist. However, our supplier has developed an organic treatment that makes this recycled down more water-repellent and more quick-drying, thus keeping its loft and warmth even in wet conditions. The upcycled down is recovered from discarded clothing, sleeping bags and bedding products. After being sorted and separated into feathers and clusters of fine down, it is washed in natural thermal water and cleaned at high temperature without any chemicals. All ARKET Upcycled Down™ is certified to the Global Recycled Standard. Upcycling is a sustainable way of giving old products new value through creativity. It prevents the waste of useful materials, conserves our resources and prolongs the life of what has already been produced.

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Materials Each of our products is carefully made to be used and loved for a long time, with the intention to leave a lighter footprint and build style beyond seasons. We put a lot of effort into sourcing new circular materials and develop our designs from an ever-growing selection of responsible alternatives.

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Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)

Responsible wool guarantees animal welfare and promotes environmental care on the farms, as well as a progressive and more sustainable use of the land.

Recycled polyester

Recycled polyester is made from post-consumer PET derived from plastic bottles. Strong, durable and moisture-resistant, it holds the same properties as conventional polyester.

 

Recycled cashmere

Our cashmere products are made using a special blend of recycled cashmere and responsible merino wool, which has a considerably lower environmental impact compared with conventional cashmere.

Upcycled Down

Our collection of lightweight down-padded outerwear and accessories, offering superior natural warmth from reclaimed materials.

Yak

Yak is a superfine luxury fibre that is warmer and softer than merino wool and more breathable than cashmere.

Econyl

A high-tech and high-performance material made from nylon waste, such as discarded fishnets and textile leftovers.

Alpaca

Alpaca is an airy and lightweight fibre with surprising strength and elasticity. It is especially suited to sensitive skin due to its smooth surface and lack of lanolin oil.

Tencel® Lyocell

TENCEL® is a semi-synthetic material made using sustainably sourced wood pulp. Cool and silky soft, it is used in a wide range of products from blouses to activewear and children’s clothes.

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