FTC (Fair Trade Cashmere) is a premium knitwear specialist that was founded in 2003, by the Knezovic family that still runs the business from Switzerland.
The company has also recently implemented a series of new projects that include the use of innovative fibers and blends, while pushing ahead its commitment toward traceability, and also launched a new trans-seasonal T-shirt model, T by FTC.
The cashmere brand has recently achieved the Made in Green by Oeko-Tex label, one of the few acknowledgements to include various areas of sustainability such as environmental, safety, social and traceability and, since November 2022, a QR code attached to each item of the collection helps to access information about the brand’s life story and value chain.
Among others projects, it has focused on further enhancing cashmere's properties in terms of softness and comfort-tempering by adding them a sense of caring for the skin.
The new material is obtained by blending high-quality raw cashmere with a brown alga that, once it is dried, crushed it is then ground into a fine powder according to a made in Europe patented process.
When blended with cashmere, the resulting fiber provides a sense of beneficial effect for those who wear it.
FTC has also developed Cashmere Organic Cotton, a new soft, sustainably sourced and processed cashmere by blending 30% of its own cashmere farms with 70% organic cotton. "With the Cashmere Organic Cotton line, we want to offer our customers a beautiful knitwear collection that ca be worn for the warmer summer months, and is affordable, too," commented Jana Knezovic, head of product, FTC.
The brand is very keen about offering trans-seasonal products. For this it has launched T by FTC, a collection of essential T-shirts for women and men that can be worn in any occasion.
This T-shirt model is a dressy, premium jersey, sustainably made style that can be combined with cashmere knits, blazers or many other styles.
The new collection includes nine women's styles and three men's styles in jersey. The selection includes from the round neck and narrow V-neck to the A-shape and casual boyfriend shirt, in a variety of basic and seasonal colors.
The T by FTC is made of 70% organic cotton combined with 20% lyocell-algae fiber Seacel abd 10% Smartcel, another antibacterial, anti-odor cellulose and zinc oxide mix sustainable fiber. The t-shirt is sold at €100.