I recently came to know about the ultra-exclusive Patagonia 100% cashmere Snap-T. A good friend brought it to my attention… We are all aware of how great the Patagonia Snap-Ts are, as we’ve all had them for as long as we can remember. I found an old hunter green one last time I was at my folks place. No joke, that one dates to the 90s, and it still looks great.
Let’s just say that the cashmere version is essentially impossible to find. I did a little research, and it seems that these were done as part of a capsule collection called ‘Truth in Materials’. Here are the details on the Snap-T:
Mongolian nomads have long known that the key to keeping their grasslands healthy is moving their herds and maintaining a proper ratio of goats to sheep. Patagonia’s undyed cashmere is hand-harvested by Mongolian goat herders who brush their flocks as they shift grazing grounds according to the seasons. The colors of the yarns – whites, browns and tans – are as nature intended. The end result is a material untouched by the process of fiber dyeing, which lessens the environmental impact and gives the material an even softer hand.
Pretty heady. Cool.
Remember I said that they were ‘essentially impossible’ to find? Well, I found one, and it arrived the other day:
This thing is awesome. The colors are perfect, and the vintage logo is a nice touch. It’s everything I’d expect from a Snap-T, and it’s cashmere. Yeah, and since I got it for a steal, I plan on wearing the hell out of this…
Good work, Patagonia. My only complaint is that you don’t create pieces like this more often.