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Cashmere re-loved at Shrewsbury sewing workshop

Emily Cox (matcher/seamstress), Emma Gregory (head of production), Simone Goward (matcher) and Sally-Ann Said (shop manager), at Turtle Doves in Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury

Every year Shropshire-based Turtle Doves saves tens of thousands of cashmere jumpers from going to landfill by turning them into one-of-a-kind accessories.

Now the business is giving shoppers an insight into the process of turning textile waste into new products such as its flagship fingerless gloves.

It has opened what is believed to be the UK’s first ever ‘while you wait’ recycled cashmere workshop in Shrewsbury town centre.

Customers will be able to pick the product and exact colour they would like and while they wait, they can enjoy a cup of their favourite brew while Turtle Dove seamstresses expertly handcraft their accessory from secondhand cashmere knitwear.

“A lot of people don’t know where their clothing has been made, how it has been made, who has made it and…

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