About Our Products
We love to make recycled, ethical clothing out of pre-loved cashmere knitwear. Our original Turtle Doves recycled gloves are still our best-seller but we are always busy creating new designs and seeking out new fabrics to recycle.
We design recycled, ethically sourced clothes that are innovative, practical and beautiful
We love our products to have more than one use and make a huge effort to use up as much of every jumper or sari as possible. Every jumper is quality checked, washed & de-fuzzed where necessary so they are ready to be worn all over again. We save all the small pieces of cashmere and these are sent to a British felting specialist to be reused, though we are trying to find ways to turn these pieces into a new fabric.
Please read on to learn more about each product:
The gorgeous recycled wrist warmers & fingerless gloves rolled into one - warm, practical & stylish.
Turtle Doves recycled fingerless gloves & wrist warmers are light and easy to wear, stay cosy and look great all year round. To see the short video about Turtle Doves ethical clothing click here.
Turtle Doves ethical clothes are recycled from cashmere jumpers, saris and redundant fabric from industry. They make a great gift to warm the cockles of your loved ones heart - and often their hands too!
They are designed to be worn on the wrist all day and create a great "layered" look... this way you keep your wrists cosy and have your fingerless gloves to hand whenever needed - they are never lost or forgotten and your wrists are protected from the cold all day. Apart from keeping you warm and looking great they are really useful for musicians, photographers, animal lovers, drivers and people who text and phone on the go.
Every pair of Turtle Doves recycled gloves is unique; they come in all the colours of the rainbow so do have a browse around our unique clothing shop. They make a great eco present and come in a stylish recycled wrap so whether you're treating yourself or a friend they'll arrive looking lovely.
A small & neat snood which can be worn as a neck or an ear-warmer. Lovely and cosy to wear all day, even indoors, as it doesn't get in the way and folded in half or thirds they make a great ear-warmer for long walks on chilly days. They come in all the colours of the rainbow and are a great everyday bit of winter luxury. These used to be known as 'snoodettes' and that's what we still call them but either name will do.
Our cashmere Hug has a bit of history to it; it is our second oldest product after the gloves and this is the first ever cashmere version. It is an infinity scarf with several different uses...the cashmere version is different dimensions to the silk one but just as handy and double the warmth (at least!). It can be worn as a wrap to keep the shoulders cosy, a really fabulous snood or a hood and we think it will be a hit this winter. We also have been able to make a limited number of velvet Hugs this year from reclaimed velvet and always have our eyes peeled for beautiful fabrics to re-use.
As well as making Turtle Doves we love to use the leftover bits of jumper to make cashmere scarves. Our current scarf design is approximately 18cm wide by 180 cm long, big enough to wear in several ways and certainly cosy enough to keep the chill off in the winter. Our Wrap is a single layered garment measuring approximately 180cm x 56cm so large enough to wear round your shoulders in the summer or as a sumptuous scarf in the winter.
A firm favourite our ponchos are already proving to be a big hit. Our winter design is versatile and can be worn with the contrast stitching to the side for a low cowl neck, to the front for a 'V' neck and to the back for a high cowl effect neckline. The summer version is a smaller, simpler poncho which is great over a light summer top but can be dressed up should the need arise. We make them in lots of lovely colours and once in a while manage to make a few striped ones as special one-offs.
We launched our children's range in 2014 with some gorgeous gift sets for newborns which include some irresistible booties, hats, mitts & blankets. We are just in the process of finalising a range of accessories for children - more on that soon!
Cashmere Throws & more...
Our gorgeous throws add a bit of Turtle Doves recycled luxury to your home. We have launched a new range made with Welsh tapestry blankets which includes cushions and hot water bottle covers too.
It's about making what our customers want
We make all of our products to delight our customers. We try to measue that by asking for honest reviews through Trust Pilot. You can see some of our latest ones here:
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